Actor, composer, and playwright, Lin Manuel-Miranda, followed through on his promise to bring his hit musical production of Hamilton to the island of Puerto Rico a year after the horrific devastation of Hurricane Maria.
Miranda, who is in Puerto Rico completing the short run, didn't take a break from calling out President Donald Trump for what many are reporting as Trump misrepresenting a group of 36 Democrat lawmakers who traveled to the island this week.
Trump tweeted over the weekend:
“Dems in Puerto Rico as Shutdown hits day 24.” @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1547469313.0
We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats c… https://t.co/SgnYIlngkR— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1547309695.0
I’m in the White House, waiting. The Democrats are everywhere but Washington as people await their pay. They are ha… https://t.co/NDBmrpWNvb— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1547391937.0
Miranda didn't hold back and blasted the President saying:
"I'm very proud to work with the Latino Victory Fund because you're here to work, despite what anyone might claim. I know you all saw the blue tarps when your plane landed in Puerto Rico."
Miranda wasn't finished there; he also took to Twitter to drive home his point, saying this:
"Your occasional reminder that our current president lies as easy as you and I breathe air. Every day, all day, reflexively."
Your occasional reminder that our current president lies as easy as you and I breathe air. Every day, all day, reflexively.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin-Manuel Miranda)1547394923.0
Miranda's fans responded in solidarity with the message:
@Lin_Manuel Thank you— Rachel Bay Jones (@Rachel Bay Jones)1547438604.0
@Lin_Manuel He lies: https://t.co/9uI2E4NAR7— billy aka Obama just performed a songfrom Hamilton (@billy aka Obama just performed a songfrom Hamilton)1547395063.0
@Lin_Manuel The man is basically a cartoon villain at this point.— Marion Build 6.2019.1.7 (@Marion Build 6.2019.1.7)1547394995.0
@Lin_Manuel Thank you. We need to rise up.— pauline in the city (@pauline in the city)1547397042.0
@Lin_Manuel I’m a mild asthmatic. I think he lies *easier* than I breathe.— Sarah Wofford (@Sarah Wofford)1547395927.0
@Lin_Manuel And most of the time for no apparent reason whatsoever. He lies even when the truth would serve him just fine.— Michael Ditto (@Michael Ditto)1547404472.0
@Lin_Manuel https://t.co/lRG37GdlYZ— Kat Scully (@Kat Scully)1547396578.0
Others thanked Miranda for using his voice.
@Lin_Manuel Sometimes the truth needs to be told. Thank you Lin.— Jon Rua (@Jon Rua)1547402696.0
@Lin_Manuel And thank you for bringing your light and inspiration to counteract the vileness of the times— RainaD (@RainaD)1547396472.0
@Lin_Manuel Someone grab this man a megaphone, we need to hear more of this— Emm (@Emm)1547433284.0
He inspired a few to use creativity.
@Lin_Manuel We must Rise up Wise up and keep our Eyes up— Leah (@Leah)1547442988.0
@Lin_Manuel Cover is not the book So open it up and take a look 'Cause under the cover one discovers That the king maybe a crook 🎶— Cindy Luna (@Cindy Luna)1547395582.0
Now that's a message we can get behind.