Cardi B Joins Sen. Bernie Sanders In New Campaign Video Filmed At Black-Owned Detroit Nail Salon
The rapper has not been shy about her support of the 2020 presidential hopeful.
Cardi B and Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders teamed up for a new campaign video aimed at attracting young voters.
The 2020 presidential candidate has found a way to set himself apart from the very crowded Democratic field of presidential hopefuls. According to CNN, Sanders and the "Money" rapper met Monday to discuss a range of topics including student debt. Other topics such as minimum wage, climate change and health care were also discussed at length.
Cardi B has been a vocal supporter of the 77-year-old for several years now. With tweets, videos and Instagram posts in support of Sanders, the 26-year-old may be one of his most famous backers.
“The future of America depends on young people,” Sanders told CNN. “They are voting in large numbers, but not large enough numbers.”
The pair shot the video at a Black-owned Detriot nail salon, TEN Nail Bar. The "Press" rapper was gracious enough to ask Sanders questions submitted by her fans. The move is certainly a surefire way to get young people involved with politics."A couple of weeks ago, I asked my followers if you had the opportunity to have a question answered by a democratic candidate what would it be," she said on Instagram. "I got a lot of submissions and selected the most popular questions to get answered. Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all.”
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Not me, US. Thank you Senator Bernie Sanders for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country. A couple of weeks ago I asked my followers if you had the opportunity to have a question answered by a democratic candidate what would it be ? I got a lot of submission and selected the most popular questions to get answered. Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all. Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country.LETS LEARN OUR CANDIDATES!
Over the past few months, the artist has spoken out about several pressing political issues, including the government shutdown. She confronted conservatives — both young and old — and protected freshman lawmakers Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar from vicious attacks from President Donald Trump.
Although the Bronx-born artist has yet to give her official endorsement of Sanders, one can assume she's somewhat aligned with his brand of politics. Earlier this month, she tweeted glowing praise while mentioning his defeat in the 2016 presidential primaries at the hands of Sec. Hillary Clinton.
"I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I'm really sad how we let him down in 2016," she tweeted. "This man been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such a long time. Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign."
The Sanders camp has reportedly been in contact with Cardi B on several occasions. By all accounts, the two seem to be working together for the foreseeable future.