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Cardi B For President!


LOL! Just kidding. But, oh, how I wish those were the lyrics because our nation BADLY needs a new leader. Immediately. Instantly. Frantically.

Honestly, I never imagined that the position of president could be filled by a rapper’s shoes, but Cardi B has me thinking otherwise. Hell, if Donald Trump’s narcissistic, stereotypical, and racist views could win him presidency, anything is possible.

Cardi B would be a great contender for president and she’s proven that significantly with her recent presentation of her political viewpoints on social media. The star is using her massive social media platform to connect with the youth and spread important messages about what’s truly going on in America.

Cardi B doesn’t love anything as much as she does her daughter, but coming in as a close second is her money. The motto should always be “Don’t mess up the money!”. If you haven’t listened to her hit single “Money,” she explains the importance of it. Therefore, anyone who gets in the way of hers can be cut! The star has gone public on social media to address and question the purpose of the large lump sum of money that the government makes her pay in taxes, asking: “WHERE’S MY TAX MONEY GOING?” She makes a valid point about something we all want to know the answer to.

She has also recently addressed issues varying from Trump’s crisis of dealing with unemployed government workers, including crucial TSA airport workers, and battling Tomi Lahren on Twitter. The government shutdown has shocked the majority of the world, including Cardi. During an Instagram rant she said, “Our country is in a hellhole right now, all for a f*****g wall… I feel like we need to take some action,” she said. “I’m scared. This is crazy. And I really feel bad for these people that gotta go to f*****g work to not get m*****f*****g paid.”

Lahren is known for being a racist conservative and has unfortunately gotten on Cardi B’s bad side, which is never a good idea. In response to a social media rant by Cardi B, Lahren took shots at Cardi on Twitter stating, “Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys! #MAGA2020.”

Cardi, of course, took a shot right back and ended the mini Twitter feud immediately with a simple line. “Leave me alone I will dog walk you.” I could feel the force of that period at the end of the sentence, and she meant every word.

Moral of the story is, don’t underestimate Cardi B and her intellect. Her political views could honestly teach politicians and pundits a lot about the system they represent every day and provide hope for our society in the future. Our upcoming generation can and will truly change the world. If Cardi B ever decides to run for president in 2020 or for another term, I would definitely consider voting for her.


By Kori Barnes, Freshman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Twitter: @korixnicole


Written by Kori Barnes

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