Cardi B & Bernie Sanders Talk Police Brutality, Immigration, Taxes, FDR & More
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(AllHipHop News) Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently sat down with NYC-born Hip Hop artist Cardi B in Detroit for a conversation about political issues in America. On Thursday afternoon, the Democratic presidential candidate posted a nearly 12-minute video of their meeting to his YouTube channel.
Cardi and Bernie took the time to discuss police brutality, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, health care, student debt, taxes, wages, the importance of voting, and other topics. The two high-profile figures also talked about their mutual respect for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States.
"Me and [Roosevelt's] wife, we have the same birthday. I have a couple of reasons why I love FDR," said Cardi. "I feel like it's amazing because he became a president when America was in one of its worst times. And not only are you going through a depression, but you're also going through World War II. So, you're trying to fix the economy while you have to fund a war."
The self-described history buff continued, "For me to know that a president did that, I mean come on now, he did the New Deal. That's the reason we have Social Security. So it just amazed me that he came up with all of those things, plus personal problems, he had polio. It's just like goddamn, I love him. He's my favorite." Senator Sanders responded, "Well, I want to be your favorite after I'm elected. But, we'll see."
The most recent Real Clear Politics average of presidential primary polls has Bernie Sanders in second place (17.2%) in the Democratic race behind Former Vice President Joe Biden (30.4%). Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (16.8%), California Senator Kamala Harris (8%), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (5.6%), Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke (3%), and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (1.8%) are the other leading candidates at the moment.