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Lin-Manuel Miranda says Trump is ‘going straight to hell’ over San Juan mayor attacks

The 'Hamilton' creator was having none of Trump's latest tweetstorm.


Jessica Machado


Posted on Sep 30, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 3:45 pm CDT

Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican descent and has been outspoken about the need for aid in the U.S. territory following Hurricane Maria, woke up to the news of President Trump attacking San Juan’s mayor this morning and he was not pleased.

As a matter of fact, the usually ever-positive actor-producer-musician said that Trump is going straight to hell for calling Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz “nasty” and complaining that Puerto Rico wants “everything to be done for them.”

He goes on to note that Cruz—who made a plea to Trump to send more federal aid on Friday, saying, “you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy”—has been working tirelessly for Puerto Ricans while Trump is likely tweeting his “bile” from his golf course.

But even if the president hasn’t shown much compassion, Miranda is glad that many non-governmental folks have stepped in to help out the people of Puerto Rico.

He does give it up for his president, though, and her fire remix of “Mi Gente,” to raise funds for Puerto Rico and Mexico relief.

It also looks Miranda has some music of his own in the works to aid Puerto Rico.

In the meantime, though, he asks you send your monies here:

In case you’re looking for other ways to help Puerto Rico, this is a good place to start.

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*First Published: Sep 30, 2017, 10:16 am CDT