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Lin-Manuel Miranda Perfectly Shames John Bolton for Borrowing 'Hamilton' Lyric for the Title of His White House Tell-All
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President Donald Trump's former national security advisor, John Bolton, is making headlines this week ahead of the publication of his tell-all memoir about his time in the White House.

Bolton's The Room Where It Happened alleges Trump begged Chinese officials to assist his reelection efforts, that he supported concentration camps in China, and a bevy of other allegations.

But while his book may be giving Bolton a surge of publicity, Broadway legend Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't having any of it.

Miranda wrote and starred in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton, which tells the story of America's birth using hip hop and employing a cast of primarily people of color.

One of the Tony winning musical's most popular numbers is The Room Where It Happens, in which Aaron Burr expresses his determination to be in the rooms where people debate and make decisions that will change the world.

Bolton—who could've changed the world by acquiescing to Congress's calls to testify during Trump's impeachment hearings—chose to make money with a memoir instead.

His book alleges numerous impeachable offenses on Trump's part, all of which are now useless because he refused to testify.

Lin-Manuel used lyrics from Hamilton to call Bolton out.

People agreed that Bolton's actions were selfish and sleazy.

Several people thought Miranda was being polite by using the term "borrow" for what Bolton did with his lyric.

Bolton isn't expected to respond.