Cardi B's full interview with Bernie Sanders was released by Sanders' campaign today. The video, shot inside a nail salon in Detroit, features Cardi asking Sanders about his positions on jobs, healthcare and police brutality.
Cardi explained she wanted to interview the presidential candidate to spike awareness of Sanders' platform among her fans. She said she sees advocating for candidates as a way to remove Donald Trump from office come 2020. “I’m trying to advocate for the youth in my community because I feel like there’s a serious problem right now in America,” Cardi B said. “We have this bully as a president. And the only way to take him out is somebody winning.”
Cardi asked for Sanders' position on police brutality and the Senator called for increased accountability for police. “Obviously, we need to end all forms of racism in this country from Donald Trump down the local police department. We have something like one out of four young black men in this country end up in the criminal justice system,” he said. "If a police officer kills somebody, that killing must be investigated by the United States Department of Justice.”
The interview also featured an interesting moment where Cardi expounded on her love of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The progressive president behind the New Deal has been a favorite of Cardi's for a long time and both she and Sanders took time out to praise him
"I feel like it’s amazing because he became a president when America was in one of its worst times," she said. "I mean come on now, he did the New Deal. Like, that’s the reason we have Social Security.”