When that didn't work, Miranda doubled down on his efforts by doing one of the things he does best – rapping.
The Pulitzer Prize winner, whose parents came to New York from Puerto Rico before he was born, stopped by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to help the host spread the message about the debt crisis plaguing the "commonwealth with not a lot of wealth."
"Hoping to God John Oliver's comical dissertation resonates with the Congress that got us in this situation," Miranda rapped. "Along with suicidal tax incentive declarations, 'Yeah we'll pay your bonds first, close the hospital, f--- the patients.' This is an island, 100 miles across. A hurricane is coming and we're running up a loss."
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"Paul Ryan, I'll come sing Hamilton at your house, I'll do-si-do with Pelosi, I'll wear my Hamilton blouse. Your citizens are suffering, stop the bleeding, stop the loss. Help Puerto Rico, it's just 100 miles across!"