Ponytail-Free Lin-Manuel Miranda Covers 'GQ' & Sings Trump's Tweets

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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is ready for his next Broadway challenge: Trump The Musical. For the GQ October 2016 cover, Miranda sings the musical written entirely from presidential candidate Donald Trump's Twitter feed.

 

Presenting our October cover star, the Founding Father of 'Hamilton' Lin-Manuel Miranda. See more photos and read the full story at the link in bio. (-- @sebkimstudio)

A photo posted by GQ (@gq) on Sep 20, 2016 at 5:18am PDT

 

"I have not changed a word of these. Only added melody," he said while riding a red double-decker New York City tour bus. While he did not rap the lyrics -- like his Hamilton character does -- Manuel did single out these three tweets about warm Thanksgiving regards, "Taco-gate" and 9/11.

Happy Thanksgiving to all--even the haters and losers!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2013

Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics! https://t.co/ufoTeQd8yA pic.twitter.com/k01Mc6CuDI

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016

"@realDonaldTrump: I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th."

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2013

Miranda, a vocal Clinton supporter, spoke with GQ about chopping off his ponytail, moving on from Hamilton, and never forgetting his childhood home in Inwood, New York. Check out the 79-second video below, and for the full cover story, click here.