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Lin-Manuel Miranda tweets his disappointment about Trump and Puerto Rico

'And lower and lower.'


Gabrielle Sorto

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Published Jan 18, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 9:14 pm CDT

Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted his disappointment in President Trump after Vox reported that the president tried to illegally withhold federal disaster assistance to Puerto Rico.

A new report from the Washington Post reveals that Trump told members of his administration that he did not want a single dollar going to Puerto Rico because he thought the island was misusing the money and taking advantage of the government. He instead wanted more of the money to go to Texas and Florida, the Washington Post reported.

“And lower and lower,” Miranda tweeted.

Miranda, who created and starred in Hamilton, is currently in Puerto Rico reprising his title role in the Broadway hit. He announced the three-week run in 2017 after visiting the island and witnessing the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

“When I last visited the island, a few weeks before Hurricane Maria, I had made a commitment to not only bring the show to Puerto Rico, but also return again to the title role,” Miranda, who is Puerto Rican, told Variety in 2017.“In the aftermath of Maria we decided to expedite the announcement of the project to send a bold message that Puerto Rico will recover and be back in business, stronger than ever.”

Hamilton will run through Jan. 27 at the University of Puerto Rico.

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*First Published: Jan 18, 2019, 1:28 pm CST