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Cardi B Joins Bernie Sanders for Campaign Video and Talks Student Debt, Climate Change and the Minimum Wage
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=51276"><span class="small">Annie Grayer, CNN</span></a>   
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 12:55

Grayer writes: "Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday teamed up with rapper Cardi B to film a 2020 presidential campaign video meant to appeal to young voters."

'Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all,' Cardi B wrote on Instagram. (photo: Randy Holmes/ABC/Getty Images)
'Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all,' Cardi B wrote on Instagram. (photo: Randy Holmes/ABC/Getty Images)


Cardi B Joins Bernie Sanders for Campaign Video and Talks Student Debt, Climate Change and the Minimum Wage

By Annie Grayer, CNN

30 July 19

 

en. Bernie Sanders on Monday teamed up with rapper Cardi B to film a 2020 presidential campaign video meant to appeal to young voters.

"We (are) working on a way to involve more young people in the political process," the Vermont independent told CNN in an interview as he arrived for the shoot. "The future of America depends on young people. They are voting in large numbers, but not large enough numbers."

He said he and Cardi B spoke about a range of issues, including canceling student debt, climate change and raising the minimum wage. The video -- filmed at the TEN Nail Bar, a local nail salon owned by two black women -- is the first collaboration between the duo.

After their meeting, Cardi B thanked Sanders on Instagram.

"Thank you Senator Bernie Sanders for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country," the rapper wrote.

She added that she asked the senator questions submitted by her fans and hinted to "stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all."

Earlier this month, Cardi B was complimentary of the senator.

"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 along time. Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign."

Last week, when asked about Cardi B's support, Sanders told late night host Jimmy Kimmel he had spoken to the rapper on the phone on "several occasions."

"She is really smart. And she is deeply concerned about what's happening in this country," Sanders said during an appearance on Kimmel's show. "She wants to make sure we improve life for working people in this country, and I'm delighted that she is a supporter."

The mutual admiration dates to April 2018, when Cardi B praised President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for being "the real 'Make America Great Again' " during a GQ interview. That statement caught the eye Sanders, who frequently refers to Roosevelt in his arguments for Democratic socialism and his single-payer "Medicare for All" plan.

"Cardi B is right," Sanders tweeted at the time.

When asked Monday what it would mean to have Cardi B's endorsement, Sanders said, "What it means is that, what Cardi B does is not only is she an enormously popular entertainer what she is doing is speaking to young people about the important issues that are on their minds and I applaud that very much."

The Vermont senator didn't say whether Cardi B had officially endorsed him. Still, a future collaboration could be in the works.

Asked by Jon Favreau on "Pod Save America" last week whether Cardi B would perform at his inauguration, Sanders replied, "We're putting together a committee to take a look at that."

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+6 # tedrey 2019-07-31 02:55
Young folk could swing 2020. Here's hoping.
 
 
+7 # DongiC 2019-07-31 03:21
Sanders is coming, you can feel it in the air. His passion for all Americans came through last night at the debate of Democratic candidates and he and Warren easily outdistanced the other people on the platform. Young voters are more and more switching to the Senator from Vermont. Now if the blacks and hispanics get on board along with militant women and progressives of all sorts, Bernie will have the necessary majority of electoral votes. There is still a chance to save the planet. Make the most of it: vote for Sanders and Warren.
 
 
+6 # PeacefulGarden 2019-07-31 04:48
Now this is awesome! This is the coolest thing I have ever seen.
 
 
+1 # Moxa 2019-08-01 09:50
The revolution is happening. The good, by its nature, is overcoming the bad. Guess what? We never had the opportunity to compare the two before now because we've always had two versions of bad to choose from. Imagine not having to hold your nose when you go into the voting booth! "Yes, we can" is finally becoming more than a cynical campaign slogan. A Bernie/Warren ticket would be unstoppable, n'est-ce pas?