Cardi B Takes Issue With People Painting Bernie Sanders As A "Scrawny Old Man"
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(AllHipHop News) Belcalis "Cardi B" Almánzar is one of Bernie Sanders' biggest supporters. Earlier this year, the "Press" rapper and the presidential candidate sat down for a conversation about various political topics including police brutality, immigration, health care, and student debt.
Sanders has made headlines in recent days because the self-described Democratic Socialist was hospitalized in Las Vegas for a heart attack. Despite those health concerns, Cardi is still standing by the 78-year-old Vermont senator.
“I always liked him. He’s been fighting for a long time for all, you know. I'm saying he's very passionate about people," expressed Cardi at Vogue magazine's Forces of Fashion conference. "There's some people that are like natural humanitarians. They just want to take care of the world that they love, saving the planet. They want to see equal rights. He’s been doing that for a long time."
The Bronx-bred entertainer added, "That’s one thing I love about him. It’s a little tricky now that he’s had the heart attack because people have been trying to paint Bernie as like this little scrawny old man, which is crazy. When I met him, he was actually pretty strong and very tall. He’s 6’1. Wow! I don’t feel like because he had a heart attack it’s a problem. I have asthma. If I have an asthma attack is my career over? I don’t like that."
The latest RealClearPolitics average has Senator Sanders polling nationally at 15.2% in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He trails former Vice President Joe Biden (27.8%) and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (26%). The next Democratic debate is scheduled for October 15 on CNN.