The Vermont senator and presidential candidate — who teamed up with the “Bodak Yellow” rapper for a campaign video last August — expressed support for a Cardi candidacy following her recent tweets about wanting to be a politician.
“Cardi B is deeply concerned about what's happening in the country,” Sanders told TMZ. “She knows what it's like to live in poverty and struggle, and it would be great for her to bring that experience to politics."
Cardi, an avowed political junkie and history buff, has been tweeting since Sunday about potentially hitting the campaign trail. The 27-year-old, who recently revealed her plans to get Nigerian citizenship, voiced concerns about the threat of war and a lack of patriotism.
I think I want to be a politician.I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Goverment— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 12, 2020
Like I was watching War https://t.co/r4gwhTQkHy matter how many weapons a country have you need people ! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 12, 2020
“I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress,” she added. “I deada** have sooo much ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table.”
Her aspirations got some backlash from conservatives, including actress Mindy Robinson. After squabbling with Robinson — whom she accused of trying to get President Trump’s attention — Cardi addressed her critics and offered to take part in “friendly debates.”
Let me tell you something cause every time I post anything political I get attack all type of crazy .If you are a conservative & if you support a opposite party that’s OK( unless you racist)we can get into friendly debates on here voice your opinion...— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 14, 2020
And I’ll voice mines HOWEVER don’t try me and don’t take my kindness for weakness.I BE VIOLATING!!! I don’t really like being on that type of time.We grown ! Let’s be grown .Lets teach and learn .— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 14, 2020
As for a potential platform, Cardi’s tweets suggest that it will most certainly involve gun control.
Listen , I do believe we have the right to bare arms however I do believe in order to get a gun we should get mental check ups, proper training and a older age limit to own one .If the proper age limit to drinking is 21 because these kids can’t handle their liquor how can they .. https://t.co/mDb28tUKMh— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 14, 2020
To join the military you need proper training and follow rules right ?They do evaluation check to get in right ?If you don’t qualify you get kicked out right?so if you don’t get training and don’t follow proper rules and don’t qualify to own a gun you shouldn’t have one . https://t.co/txnACFGaYW— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 14, 2020
Sanders’s voice of support for Cardi comes after reports that he told Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018 that he didn’t think a female Democratic nominee would win the presidency. Though Sanders called it “ludicrous,” Warren confirmed the account in a statement but downplayed rumors of a feud, saying, that they “have far more in common than our differences on punditry.”
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