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Obama: ‘Hamilton’ is the only thing Dick Cheney and I agree on

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President Obama on Monday heaped praise on the cast of the hit Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” saying it’s brought together an unlikely cross-section of Americans.

“It has become a favorite in the Obama household,” Obama said at a White House event with cast members and musicians. “In fact, ‘Hamilton,’ I’m pretty sure, is the only thing that Dick Cheney and I agree on.”

{mosads}Obama joked he could use some of the show’s good vibes in working with members of Congress, whose support he needs to confirm his Supreme Court nominee.  

“This show brings unlikely folks together,” the president said. Turning to the show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, he asked “if you have any ideas about a show about Congress for example, now’s your chance. We could use the help.”

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted an event Monday featuring student workshops with the cast, a question-and-answer session and performances of some of the musical numbers from the show. 

The president saw the show last July on Broadway with his daughters. He returned to the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November to speak at a Democratic Party fundraiser featuring a special performance of the show. 

A number of big-name politicos have flocked to see the show, including Cheney, who attended with his wife last spring. 

The musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton through rap and R&B music. Manuel first caught the president’s attention when he performed a number that eventually became part of the show during a 2009 White House poetry jam.

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