CBS Touts ‘Hamilton’ Actor Lobbying Paul Ryan on Puerto Rico Bailout


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<p>During an interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday&rsquo;s <em>CBS This Morning</em>, co-host Gayle King cued up a clip of <em>Hamilton</em> actor Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping his demand that Congress provide financial aid to Puerto Rico.</p>

<p>On HBO&rsquo;s <em>Last Week Tonight</em> on Sunday, left-wing host John Oliver capped off a lengthy monologue lobbying Congress to provide assistance to the island with the musical performance. The soundbite played on <em>This Morning</em> featured Miranda pleading: <strong>&quot;The hard part is in convincing Congress Puerto Rico matters so their heart is in the fight for relief, not a bailout, just relief. A belief you can pass legislation to ease our grief. Paul Ryan, I&rsquo;ll come sing Hamilton at your house</strong>, I&rsquo;ll dosey doe with Pelosi, I&#39;ll wear my Hamilton blouse. <strong>Your citizens are suffering. Stop the bleeding, stop the loss.</strong> Help Puerto Rico, it&#39;s just a hundred miles across.&quot;</p>

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