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.
Pepsi joins the chorus of people dunking on Tucker Carlson over Kamala Harris
The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.
On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.
Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.
Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN
Lots of red hats — but not many COVID masks — at Bedminster ‘Cops for Trump’ event with the president
Enhanced unemployment benefits have expired and there is still no deal on the next COVID-19 stimulus package, but the president of the United States left Washington, DC on Friday for yet another weekend at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
"This weekend’s trip to Trump National Bedminster is the president’s 23rd since taking office, and will increase his golf-related taxpayer tab to $142 million in travel and security expenses," HuffPost White House corresponded S.V. Dáte reported Friday. "Trump has already spent 268 days on golf courses that he owns in his 1,303 days in office, of which 85 have been at Bedminster."
Trump declares that Fox News is ‘no longer the big deal’ in the 2020 presidential campaign
Donald Trump on Friday reflected on what he sees as the key differences between his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.
"The biggest difference between the Presidential Race in 2020 and that of 2016 is the 2016 candidate, Crooked Hillary Clinton, was much smarter and sharper than Slow Joe, we have even more ENTHUSIASM now, and [Fox News] has become politically correct and no longer the big deal!" Trump tweeted after arriving at his Bedminster Golf Club for the weekend.
Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by the network and its polls, which gave him more bad news on Thursday.