Lin-Manuel Miranda Endorses Joe Biden: “Our Democracy Is At Stake”

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It’s no surprise when any entertainment figure endorses the presidential campaign of a Democrat. Joe Biden’s campaign enjoys lopsided support from showbiz compared to Donald Trump, a difference between the candidates that is perhaps greater than any recent cycle.

But the Biden campaign singled out an endorsement on Thursday from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of Hamilton.

“I’m voting for Joe,” Miranda said in a conversation with Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers.

“I am voting for Joe because our democracy is at stake, and I thnk¬†we have had four years of the perils of someone with no experience at the wheel, and we’ve …It’s so much worse than everyone¬†feared.”

Miranda has been outspoken about Trump throughout his presidency, especially over his response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico. He also campaigned for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 cycle, and even changed the lyrics of “Ten Duel Commandments” for her campaign. He also performed parts of Hamilton at a White House event that year.

Biden’s campaign has recently drawn on showbiz support for fundraisers, including an event on Sunday that featured Barbra Streisand, John Legend and Dave Matthews, and another on Tuesday featuring George Clooney and former President Barack Obama.

 

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2020/07/lin-manuel-miranda-joe-biden-hamilton-1203000222/