“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday blasted President Trump’s response to the hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, saying it was “the definition of adding insult to injury.”

“I’ve never seen the president attack the victims of a natural disaster,” Miranda said in an appearance on MSNBC’s "All In with Chris Hayes."

“I’ve never seen a president attack the elected officials on the front line of a disaster.”

When asked if he found Trump’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico insulting to Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans, Miranda said Trump’s response has been “the definition of adding insult to injury.”


“At the same time, it’s jaw-dropping,” continued Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican descent. “This has been an unprecedented disaster and it deserves an unprecedented response, or at least commiserate with the two other hurricanes that have also ravaged the United States of America.”

Trump launched a series of attacks on Twitter against San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and other Puerto Rican officials last weekend, questioning their leadership and accusing Puerto Ricans of “wanting everything to be done for them” in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Miranda fired back at Trump on Twitter, telling Trump, “You’re going straight to hell.”

The actor and playwright addressed those tweets in his interview with Hayes.

“I don’t talk like that,” Miranda said. “Those weren’t impulsive tweets on my part, they were just all I had to offer.”

Miranda released a new song Friday to benefit hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, teaming up with several other Hispanic artists on the song.

Trump traveled to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to meet with officials and survey the recovery efforts on the storm-ravaged island. While there, he pointed to the relatively low death toll on the island compared to a "real catastrophe like Katrina," saying, "Sixteen versus literally thousands of people." He later knocked some of the news coverage of his trip as "fake."