Watch Obama's Astonishment At 'Hamilton' Star Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyling Skills

"You think that's going viral? That's going viral."

15/03/2016 12:15 PM AEDT | Updated 16/03/2016 1:59 AM AEDT

The cast of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" visited the White House on Monday and clearly impressed one of their biggest fans: President Barack Obama.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks before a performance by members of the Broadway cast of 'Hamilton,' in the East Room of the White House March 14, 2016 in Washington, DC.

The musical's creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, led a student workshop with first lady Michelle Obama and performed a few songs. He also shared his famous freestyling skills with the president.

Watch the video below to see Obama shake his head in amazement as Miranda comes up with some crazy rhymes on the fly, using words and phrases inspired by the musical's political themes.


In the video, Obama says: "You think that's going viral? That's going viral."

It's safe to say that it did. Within a half-hour, the White House video had been retweeted several thousand times.

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