“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda didn’t mince phrases in his message to Donald Trump following the President’s Saturday morning Twitter assaults on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.
“You’re going straight to hell, @realDonaldTrump,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright tweeted on the President. “No long lines for you. Someone will say, ‘Right this way, sir.’ They’ll clear a path.”
“She has been working 24/7. You have been GOLFING,” Miranda added in a follow-up tweet. “You’re going straight to hell. Fastest golf cart you ever took.”
“Did you tweet this one from the first hole, 18th hole, or the club? Anyway, it’s a lie. You’re a congenital liar,” he wrote in response to a 3rd tweet from Trump, including with a hyperlink to a donation web site for a Latino nonprofit.
Miranda has been lively in his efforts to strive to assist the hurricane-ravaged island.
“Puerto Ricans, that’s 3.5 million American citizens, just like Texas, just like Florida,” Miranda mentioned Friday. “I know there’s a tendency for fatigue because we’ve just been through two hurricanes. And we can’t be fatigued when it comes to our fellow Americans.”
The Broadway star, whose mother and father moved to New York from Puerto Rico, mentioned he’s engaged on a brand new tune to increase for catastrophe aid.
“It’s a love letter to Puerto Rico,” he mentioned.
Trump went after the San Juan mayor in a collection of early morning tweets for criticizing the White House’s hurricane aid efforts in Puerto Rico, accusing her of “poor leadership” and suggesting that the island’s residents are usually not doing sufficient to assist themselves.
“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” the President tweeted from his golf membership in Bedminster, New Jersey, the place he’s spending the weekend. “… Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.”
Trump touted the federal authorities’s response on the island, saying the employees there are doing “a fantastic job.”
Yulín Cruz countered in an interview on MSNBC that the one objective proper now could be to save lives, including that she “has no time for distractions.”
“This isn’t about me, this isn’t about anyone. This is about lives being lost if things do not get done properly real quickly,” she mentioned.