Cardi B, Bernie Sanders talk police brutality, student loans
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 8/19/2019, 11:03 a.m.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont) and pop icon Cardi B had a sit-down at a nail salon in Detroit last week, covering everything from police brutality to student debt, reports Variety.
The encounter was taped and released to the media. The video interview took place at the TEN nail bar in Detroit. Cardi and the 2020 presidential candidate discussed everything from reinstating and expanding the DACA program to fixing student debt by placing a “modest” speculation tax on Wall Street. The clip was released through Bernie Sanders’ YouTube channel on Thursday.
At the start of the video, Sanders addresses his cyber-audience, saying that the two are there to talk about “some of the most important issues that impact you.” Cardi, who often uses her social media channels to chat about her political leanings, recently posted an Instagram video telling her fans to ask questions of a Democratic candidate. She then used those questions to fuel her 11-minute video interview with Sanders, highlighting issues such as police brutality, student debt, immigration and minimum wages in America.
Cardi even spoke about her admiration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, citing his efforts to fix an economy decimated by a depression and affected by the inevitable need “to fund” World War II. “I want to tell my millions of followers, we’re here to educate you guys. I hope your questions have been answered. Let’s just get more educated, please, let’s put our focus on this term’s elections because I don’t think people understand how serious it is,” she said. “Cardi, can I just say one thing before we get off?” Sanders chimes in at the end of the video.
“A lot of people moan and groan, right? They don’t like Donald Trump, they don’t like the low wages. They don’t like spending 50 percent of their income on housing. They don’t like student debt. They don’t like the fact that they can’t go to college. But all of that moaning and groaning and complaining doesn’t mean anything unless we change the system. Young people have got to get involved in the political process.”