Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed some political commentary from an unlikely source Wednesday – rapper Cardi B. The senator tweeted a quote from Cardi B arguing that FDR is "the real 'Make America Great Again' President because of it weren't for him, older Americans wouldn't even get Social Security."
“Cardi B is right,” Sanders wrote, arguing for the need to strengthen social security.
Cardi B is right. If we are really going to make America great we need to strengthen Social Security so that seniors are able to retire with the dignity they deserve. https://t.co/B8cOkoOdLc— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 18, 2018
The rapper’s quote comes from a recent interview in which she told GQ about her passion for political science and her love for FDR.
Just last month, Cardi B received a lot of attention on Twitter for an (explicit) rant about the lack of government transparency with taxpayer dollars. Cardi B also caused a stir last week with her comments about choosing not to have an abortion.
This taxpayer explains that she would like somewhat more transparency in how government spends her tax dollars.— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) March 23, 2018
Warning: the use of one anglo-saxon word in this short monologue is somewhat repetitive https://t.co/jmuVvA1IKm
Some on Twitter encouraged Sanders to address Cardi B's issue with taxation. Others accused him of pandering.
Bernie shouting out Cardi B. He’s not running. This is a straight up sprint. https://t.co/zviY3qgBpp— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) April 18, 2018
However, Gavin Newsom, the Lieutenant Governor of California, encouraged the GOP to "listen to Cardi B."