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Lin-Manuel Miranda slams Trump for Puerto Rico attacks: ‘You’re going straight to hell’


“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda fired back at President Trump’s attacks against Puerto Rico officials Saturday morning, saying the president will “go straight to hell.”

“You’re going straight to hell, @realDonaldTrump. No long lines for you. Someone will say, ‘Right this way, sir.’ They’ll clear a path,” Miranda tweeted.

Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican descent, defended the mayor of San Juan after Trump fired off a series of tweets attacking her “poor leadership” following devastation from Hurricane Maria.

“She has been working 24/7. You have been GOLFING. You’re going straight to hell. Fastest golf cart you ever took,” Miranda wrote.


Trump, who is spending the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey, was slated to hold a series of phone calls on Saturday related to relief after Hurricane Maria.

The president was set to talk with the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Brock Long, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico resident commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón and the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, the White House said.

But his tweets Saturday morning attacking the “poor leadership” of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and other Puerto Rican officials prompted backlash online.

“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,” Trump tweeted. “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.”

Miranda fired back at Trump.

“Did you tweet this one from the first hole, 18th hole, or the club?” he wrote. “Anyway, it’s a lie. You’re a congenital liar.”

Trump also accused Puerto Rican workers of not helping in the relief efforts.

“They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” Trump said. “10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.”

Miranda, whose parents were born in Puerto Rico, has previously criticized Trump’s response to the crisis in the U.S. territory, warning that “there will be a lot of American deaths on your watch” if aid was slow to reach the island.

Miranda has urged his nearly 1.7 million Twitter followers to donates to relief efforts via the Hispanic Federation and said last weekend he was reaching out to “every famous Puerto Rican singer I know and several I don’t” to raise money for Puerto Rico.

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