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Mike Pence says he wasn’t offended at ‘Hamilton’

Vice President-elect Mike Pence says he wasn’t offended when he was challenged by the cast of the Broadway hit ‘‘Hamilton’’ and encourages everyone to try to see the sold-out show.

Pence had attended the show Friday night with his daughter, and said he heard some people in the audience cheer and others ‘‘boo’’ at his presence. Pence told ‘‘Fox News Sunday’’ that he told his daughter, ‘‘That’s what freedom sounds like.’’

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At the end of the show, actor Brandon Victor Dixon challenged Pence from the stage, saying the cast was concerned about the Trump administration. President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter demanded that the cast apologize and suggested the show was overrated.

In his interview Sunday, Pence said “Hamilton” was an ‘‘incredible production’’ involving a very talented cast. On whether he thinks an apology was necessary: ‘‘I’ll leave it to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it.’’

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On Sunday, Trump also said it was “OK by me” if people boycotted the musical.

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