Rapper Cardi B voiced support Tuesday for US Senator Bernie Sanders, a progressive mounting a campaign for the Democratic nomination, saying voters “let him down” in his 2016 bid against Hillary Clinton.
“I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I’m really sad how we let him down in 2016,” the outspoken critic of President Donald Trump tweeted to her more than six million followers.
“This man been fighting for equal rights,HUMAN rights for such along time,” the Bronx artist wrote of Sanders, an independent senator from the state of Vermont. “Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign.”
“Thank you @iamcardib !” tweeted Sanders in response. “Our fight for justice is far from over and we are not giving up.”
The rapper born Belcalis Almanzar has a history of backing Sanders, famously encouraging her fans in an expletive-laden clip to “vote for Daddy Bernie” in 2016, warning that foreign women “gonna get deported if Trump is president.”
In April the Grammy-winning 26-year-old told Variety that “Imma always be with Bernie,” when asked about the 2020 vote.
“Bernie don’t say things to be cool. Like, there’s pictures of him being an activist from a very, very, very long time.”
In 2018 the 77-year-old senator gave Cardi B a shout-out after she expressed admiration for the New Deal policies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in an interview with GQ.
Earlier this year the rapper unleashed a profanity-laced rant blasting Trump and the lengthy US government shutdown, slamming the president’s callback of furloughed federal employees to complete vital government tasks without pay.
‘You’re a damn liar’: Joe Biden goes off on Iowa voter for attacking his son’s work in Ukraine
As House Democrats move closer to indicting President Donald Trump on articles of impeachment, many Trump supporters continue to insist that Trump did nothing wrong when, on July 25, he tried to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Moreover, some impeachment critics still claim that an investigation of the Bidens’ activities in Ukraine is warranted. The Bidens’ connection to Ukraine was brought up this week by a man at a Joe Biden campaign event in Iowa — and the former vice president and U.S. senator from Delaware wasted no time calling him out.
‘A president the world is laughing at’: Biden releases new ad attacking Trump — and it’s getting widely praised
Former Vice President Joe Biden, still the Democratic frontrunner, Wednesday night released an ad that has many people talking – it's already been viewed 5.4 million times – and it's getting praise from even non-Biden supporters.
The ad uses footage from the viral video of world leaders at NATO mocking President Donald Trump – a video that upset the American president so greatly he left London early, canceling a press conference and bilateral meeting, to head back to D.C.
Progressives fire back at Pete Buttigieg’s ‘bad faith’ claim that tuition-free college proposals are elitist
"The type of attitude that Mayor Pete Buttigieg is exhibiting here is in fact elitist in itself."
Progressives and supporters of tuition-free public college plans on Wednesday denounced South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's recent claim that offering a free public college education furthered an "elitist" worldview.
At a campaign stop in South Carolina on Monday, Buttigieg told the press that plans to offer public college to all Americans tuition-free push a "narrative" that one must attend college to succeed in the United States.