For some readers, today is just another Friday. For those paying intensely close attention to the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s proposed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, today is ... well, just another Friday in President Donald Trump’s America.
The AHCA has been butt of many jokes this week, particularly after the House of Representatives failed to meet their hoped-for Thursday night deadline. As reps have seemingly failed to muster enough votes to pass the bill ― hence the delay ― Trump claimed he was “done negotiating over repealing and replacing Obamacare,” demanding a hasty Friday vote anyway. (That didn’t turn out so well.)
In response, Twitter was quick to reach into the pop culture well for a reference so perfect for this moment it’s almost scary. We’ll let George Takei take it from here:
”Hamilton: An American Musical,” that Lin-Manuel Miranda production that we really shouldn’t have to describe anymore, has been eerily relevant to contemporary politics. As Pamela Paul from The New York Times wrote:
But it was especially relevant today, and the internet had the memes to prove it.
Long live “Hamilton” fans.
And we can't wait to see how handy GIFs from "The Handmaid's Tale" will be.