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

Kyle Drennen | April 26, 2016
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During an interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King cued up a clip of Hamilton actor Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping his demand that Congress provide financial aid to Puerto Rico.

On HBO’s Last Week Tonight 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 This Morning featured Miranda pleading: "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’ll come sing Hamilton at your house, I’ll dosey doe with Pelosi, I'll wear my Hamilton blouse. Your citizens are suffering. Stop the bleeding, stop the loss. Help Puerto Rico, it's just a hundred miles across."