Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has been inspired by the many signs he's seen at anti-Trump protests over the past two weeks that quote his show's lyric "Immigrants, we get the job done." In a new interview with The Huffington Post, he calls the president's temporary immigration ban, "deeply un-American."
“I keep seeing ‘Immigrants, We Get The Job Done’ on placards at every march, at every protest. I can’t tell you what that does to me as a writer to see a line [I wrote]. And what it means for the conversation, in this moment in history,” Miranda said Thursday (Feb. 2), reacting to President Trump's controversial order that bars immigration from seven majority-Muslim nations for 90 days. In addition to his feeling that the order is "un-American," the Oscar-nominated actor/singer/songwriter said it is "against the fundamental freedom of religion in our constitution.
Because of the tension and anger the president's order has elicited among so many Americans -- who flooded the nation's major airports last weekend in protest -- Miranda encouraged citizens to keep fighting back, encouraging them to use his lyrics as their verbal weapons.