Obama Helps Hamilton Creator Freestyle-Rap at White House

'You think that's going viral? That's going viral'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2016 10:19 AM CDT

The cast of Hamilton spent Monday at the White House, where they performed a selection of songs and attended a workshop for a group of schoolchildren hosted by Michelle Obama, the AP reports. "Hamilton, I'm pretty sure, is the only thing that Dick Cheney and I agree on," said President Obama, referring to the fact that both he and the former vice president are fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton. As part of the day, Miranda freestyle-rapped in the White House Rose Garden, assisted by the president, who held up cards with words for Miranda to work into his rap, NBC News reports. "You think that's going viral?" says Obama at the end of the video. "That's going viral." (More Lin-Manuel Miranda stories.)

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