Lin-Manuel Miranda hit back at President Donald Trump on Saturday over his "nasty" attack on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.
The mayor has criticized the federal government’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rcio from Hurricane Maria, wearing a "We are dying" t-shirt in TV interviews.
Early Saturday Trump resorted to Twitter, as he is accustomed to, calling the mayor “nasty” and slamming her “poor leadership ability.”
Barely minutes later, the Pulitzer prize winning composer and creator of 'Hamilton' responded in a series of savage Tweets telling Trump he was “going straight to hell.”
“No long lines for you,” Miranda tweeted. “Someone will say, ‘Right this way, sir.’ They’ll clear a path.”
It was retweeted 31,000 times by late morning, and hate 88,000 likes.
He was joined by Luis Fonsi, singer of the popular 'Despacito' hit which was filmed in San Juan's seaside La Perla neighborhood.
On Friday the mayor broke down in rage over the slow pace of federal aid. "We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency," Cruz said at a news conference. "I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying," she added.
Later, on Saturday she declined to join the Twitter fueding. "I don’t have time for petty politics ... I only have time to reach one objective, and that’s to save lives," she told Univision News.
Maria devastated a number of Caribbean islands last week causing at least 16 deaths in Puerto Rico and 27 in the island of Dominica, In what will go down on record as one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record.
Earlier Saturday Trump tweeted: "The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump."
The President is staying the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. He went on: "... Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort."
Miranda, who was born in New York of Puerto Rican descent, is organizing an all-star charity song, starring Ruben Blades among others, that will be available for download on Oct. 6.
He issued a personal plea for Puerto Rico relief this week, asking people to give to the Hispanic Federation. He joined other celebrities from the island such as Jennifer Lopez who donated $1 million and her former husband singer Marc Anthony.