Few individuals in 2016 were more celebrated among wealthy coastal elites and other Hillary Clinton supporters than “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. He won all the awards and was repeatedly called a genius.
Miranda was also applauded in appropriate circles for his political activism, meaning his support for Hillary Clinton and disdain for Donald Trump.
Liberal internet users were very excited when Miranda hosted Saturday Night Live and, like, totally “dissed” Donald Trump.
In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Miranda said the election had given him a “very pronounced case of moral clarity,” and promised to continue use his celebrity status to “fight” against the backwardness of Trump and his supporters.
“You don’t want to go backwards when it comes to our LGBT brothers and sisters; you don’t want to go backwards when it comes to the disenfranchisement of voters of color,” Miranda said. “We have to keep fighting for the things we believe in, and it just made that very clear: I know who I am, and I know what I’m going to fight for in the years to come.”
Hillary Clinton invoked “Hamilton” a number of times throughout the course of her campaign. For some reason, this failed to resonate with working class voters in the Midwest.
In fact, the Democratic Party’s obsession with niche celebrities and fancy musicals has been become something of a running joke following the party’s poor showing with working-class voters in the 2016 election.
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But who knows? Maybe the jokesters are wrong, and even more “Hamilton” activism is the answer to the party’s woes. Either way, Miranda is presumably one of the leading candidates to win the Democratic nomination in 2020.
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