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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 21, 2016: It’s definitely time for Donald Trump to stop tweeting and go see “Hamilton” and learn about immigration.
Alexander Hamilton was an “illegal” immigrant by Trump’s standard. Rather than issue another silly tweet demanding the cast of “Hamilton” apologize to Mike Pence for expressing themselves as Good Americans, Trump should go see ‘Hamilton.’
In fact, it is amazing he has not done so already. He lives so close and can afford to go and should want to see the best Broadway has to offer ever!
If he did, it would inform his views on American immigration. When Alexander Hamilton arrived here in 1773 from the tiny Caribbean island of the USVI via Nevis, Hamilton was completely undocumented.
He simply arrived unannounced and went on to change and save America in the coming decades. Hamilton was a major advocate for immigration along with his push to free the slaves.
At the Constitution Convention, Hamilton forcefully argued for the right of immigrants to be elected to Office without undue restrictions placed on them unlike the position held by many other delegates.
Most of all, Alexander Hamilton’s life is an ode to immigration and Donald Trump would do well to pay tribute to America’s Greatest Immigrant – Alexander Hamilton! Stop tweeting Donald and go see “Hamilton” and learn something!