Cardi B is a lot more than a record-breaking machine: She’s also a U.S. history scholar...of sorts. Although the rapper does many interviews, one of the most revelatory recent profiles of her was by GQ because that’s where we learned Cardi’s love for political science. "I love government. I'm obsessed with presidents. I'm obsessed to know how the system works," she said.
Her favorite president, through, is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, because “he helped us get over the Depression, all while he was in a wheelchair” due to polio. “All he was worried about was trying to make America great—make America great again for real,” Cardi told GQ’s Caity Weaver, referencing Trump, who she’s openly criticized plenty of times before. “He's the real 'Make America Great Again,' because if it wasn't for him, old people wouldn't even get Social Security."
Just in case you need a refresher: it’s true that FDR created Social Security back in 1935. The program is intended to help retired workers who are 65 or older by providing them with an income even after retirement. Americans contribute to Social Security when they pay their taxes, which Cardi B probably learned when she paid her taxes this year.
Her remarks were picked up by the Social Security Works Twitter account last week.
That’s probably why Sanders took to Twitter today to officially co-sign the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s analysis of U.S. politics.
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
Bernie’s tweet has opened up a whole new world of possible questions. Can the dude name at least one of her songs? Can he rap “Bodak Yellow” at least half as well as Denzel Washington can? Does this mean Cardi B is now going to be invited on CNN as a political pundit?
Guys, 2018 is so weird.
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