American rapper Cardi B took to Twitter Tuesday to praise Sen. Bernie Sanders to her nearly 6.4 million followers—citing Sanders’ long-term commitment to human rights—and lament the country had “let him down” in the 2016 election:
The Independent senator from Vermont was quick to thank her, replying:
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Briahna Joy Gray, Sanders’ national press secretary, also responded:
This is not the first time Cardi B has lent her support to the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. She supported Sanders in the 2016 presidential primaries and a video of her saying, “Vote for Daddy Bernie, bitch” went viral.
Sanders and Cardi B also aligned over Social Security rights in 2018 when Sanders tweeted support for her position: “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.”
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