For crying snowflake progressives like me and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jed Bartlet is the only legitimate president of the United States for the next four years. Today, the Hamilton creator and West Wing fanatic has served up a tribute rap to Aaron Sorkin’s early aughts political masterpiece. Entitled “What’s Next?”, it’s 90 seconds of nerdy West Wing references mostly taken from the show’s first season. Shout outs to Percy Fitzwallace, Nancy McNally, Judge Mendoza, and the late, great Mrs. Landingham are aplenty as Lin-Manuel raps over a beat provided by Hrishikesh Hirway, host of The West Wing Weekly podcast. Check it out below.
On a related note, if you’re ever feeling particularly glum over the next few years (or, however long it takes until Trump is impeached), I recommend keeping this clip on standby.