Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Trump’s Puerto Rico Tweets

President Donald Trump attacked the Mayor of San Juan and the people of Puerto Rico on Saturday morning for being upset with his administration’s response to the devastation brought by Hurricane Maria. One high-profile member of the Puerto Rican diaspora wasn’t having it.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created the musical “Hamilton,” responded to Trump’s tweets that San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz was “nasty” and displaying “such poor leadership,” and that Puerto Ricans “want everything to be done for them” with several tweets of his own.

“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 out.

Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, noted that Trump is tweeting out attacks from a golf club, while Cruz was on the ground in Puerto Rico working around the clock to serve her tragedy-stricken constituents.

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

Again hitting home that President Trump is golfing while the people of Puerto Rico are struggling to find clean water, food, fuel and medical supplies, Miranda called Trump a “congenital liar” and linked to a charity where people can donate to support aid efforts in Puerto Rico.

Now, as the Chicago Tribune reported, Trump’s golf habit may have even been behind some of the administration’s slow response to the Hurricane Maria damage on the island. As the storm hit, the Tribune said, Trump headed to his New Jersey golf club and called black NFL players protesting police brutality by kneeling for the national anthem a “son of a bitch” during a political rally in Alabama. Meanwhile, neither he nor his aides made any public comment about the storm.

Trump has said he is headed to Puerto Rico on Tuesday.