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Former campaign manager defends Trump’s tweets attacking ‘Hamilton,’ ‘SNL’

President-elect Donald Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump.Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to Donald Trump, says the president-elect will continue to use his Twitter account to ‘‘cut through the nonsense’’ and draw attention to his plan for the country.

Trump tweeted nine times this weekend, twice about his transition plans. The other tweets complained about a skit on ‘‘Saturday Night Live,’’ the cast of the Broadway hit ‘‘Hamilton,’’ Sen. Harry Reid and his fraud case with Trump University.

When CNN’s Chris Cuomo noted that most of his tweets didn’t draw attention to his plan for the country, Conway asked: ‘‘Why do you care?’’

She said Trump isn’t focused on division: ‘‘This network and other people will always be focused on divisions. How about accepting the election results, Chris, and letting him form a government?’’


But if he is waiting for an apology from the cast of ‘‘Hamilton,’’ he will continue to wait.

Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the celebrated musical, told ‘‘CBS This Morning’’ that ‘‘there’s nothing to apologize for.’’

Dixon gave Vice President-elect Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality at the end of Friday’s performance.

Dixon said ‘‘Hamilton’’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda had a hand in crafting Dixon’s remarks, although Dixon said he ‘‘made some adjustments.’’

Dixon said Monday that both Trump and Pence are welcome to come back stage and meet with the cast at any time, adding, ‘‘Art is meant to bring people together.’’