Lin-Manuel Miranda dominated headlines today for condemning President Donald Trump” straight to hell” for his criticism of Puerto Rico’s mayor and for his lack of response after Hurricane Maria, but another celebrity may have cracked the case.
According to Lady Gaga’s Saturday morning tweet, the pop vocalist is pretty sure Trump’s logic for which areas to help boils down to simple arithmetic.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ ladygaga) September 30, 2017
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As Trump has stated many( many) days, he won the 2016 election with 304 electoral referendums to Hillary Clinton’s 227, despite him losing the popular referendum by nearly 3 million. Though Trump had previously criticized the Electoral College as a flawed system and a” disaster for democracy ,” he came around after taking the 2016 election.
Now, Gaga theorizes, he’s letting that math dictate his re-election campaign strategy, three years early. She specifically calls out the electoral referendums of Texas and Florida, who the hell is struck by hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the weeks predating Maria’s direct hit of the U.S. region of Puerto Rico.( Resident of Puerto Rico do not vote in general elections , nor are they represented in Congress .)
Gaga’s distrust of Trump is not coming out of left field: The popping sun campaigned for Clinton right up through Election Day, and many speculated her Super Bowl 51 half-time performance, which came simply weeks after Trump’s inauguration, was a thinly veiled protest.
H/ T the Hill