This is not the first Cardi B has spoken about politics.
Recall that in April, she praised Franklin D. Roosevelt calling him the ” the real ‘make America great again’, because if it wasn’t for him, old people wouldn’t even get Social Security “.
This time the rapper is excoriating Trump over requiring workers to work without pay, which happens during government shutdown.
“Now, I don’t want to hear y’all motherf—ers talk about ‘Obama shut down the government for seventeen days’ — yeah, bitch, for health care! So your grandmother can go check her blood pressure…with no motherf—ing problem.”
“I just want to remind y’all, because it’s been a little over three weeks…Trump is ordering and summoning federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid,” Cardi B says in the video.
She also blasted comparisons that Republicans have made between the ongoing shutdown and the 2013 shutdown that resulted from a dispute over the Affordable Care Act’s implementation.
The message followed another attack aimed at Trump, accusing him of promising his racist supporters that his administration would construct a wall along the US-Mexico border while knowing how impossible that could be.
“You promised these f—ing racist rednecks that you was gonna build the wall, but you know that was impossible,” Cardi B said. “But they voted for you and you promised them this shit so now you have to do it.
“I know a lot of y’all don’t care because y’all don’t work for the government or don’t have a job, but this shit is really fucking serious.” She then goes on to state that “we need to take action,” though admittedly without a plan on how to do it. The clip only offers a glimpse into Bardi’s real feelings about the issue, because as she says in the caption, “I don’t want mofos to off me.”
The video trended on Twitter Wednesday evening, and caught the notice of three Democratic senators, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). The three debated on a thread started by Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz (D) over whether to retweet the video, while not endorsing the rapper’s course language.
“(Trying to decide whether or not to retweet the Cardi B video)” Schatz tweeted.
“Omg, I had the same argument with myself 30 minutes ago!” responded Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy (D).
(Trying to decide whether or not to retweet the Cardi B video)
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 17, 2019
Guys, I’m still holding my breath. Are you gonna RT Cardi B or not?
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 17, 2019
The ongoing government shutdown reached day 26 on Wednesday with no end in sight, as Democrats in the House have refused to meet Trump’s demand for more than $5 billion in funding for construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump, meanwhile threatened earlier this month in a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders to keep the shutdown going for “years” if his demands are not met.