Bernie Sanders has always found an odd kinship with rappers. His friendship with Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike was one of his more celebrated celebrity endorsements during the 2016 campaign, but now he has one a little more left-leaning (Killer Mike likes the NRA now) and deeply, deeply passionate about social programs — Cardi B. Cardi B gave an impassioned interview to GQ regarding her love of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and social security, saying —
“This man was suffering from polio at the time of his presidency, and yet all he was worried about was trying to make America great — make America great again for real. He’s the real ‘Make America Great Again,’ because if it wasn’t for him, old people wouldn’t even get Social Security.”
So, at first, the world was stunned by Cardi B’s unexpected knowledge of American history and politics (the fantastic interview also has an excerpt where she discusses how James Buchanan was our only bachelor president), and then was stunned further when Bernie Sanders, himself the patron saint of championing social programs on the political stage, gave her a shout out saying the immortal words that are made all the more compelling imagined in Bernie Sanders immortal voice, “Cardi B was right.”
The Internet was delighted with this partnership as the words were made all the more immortal as they spread. Bernie Sanders even recorded himself saying it (as seen above), and was later interviewed on the subject saying he knows little to nothing of rap, but agrees with Cardi B’s point of view, and would be willing to campaign for president with Cardi B.
As for Cardi B, her social awareness continues to be a very welcomed surprise in her celebrity oeuvre and the discussion of social programs. Here are two videos of her — one endorsing Bernie Sanders in 2016 (saying those immortal words, “Vote for Daddy Bernie, bitch”), and one (that is more recent) of her wondering out loud where her taxes go — a video recently played on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”.
What do you think of the social program partnership of Bernie Sanders and Cardi B? Are the real money moves moving towards the 99%? Tell us what you think.
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