“I just want to remind
The Bronx native added, “Now, I don’t want to hear y’all motherf***ers talk about ‘Obama shut down the government for 17 days,'” referring to the 2013 shutdown. “Yeah, for healthcare! So your grandma could check her blood pressure!”
She continued her diatribe against Trump. “Our country is in a hellhole right now, all for a f***ing wall. I feel like we need to take some action.”
“I’m scared. This is crazy, and I really feel bad for these people that gotta go to f***ing work to not get motherf***ing paid.”
Cardi’s ability to give a concise and relatable explanation of how the shutdown is affecting the U.S. got the attention of several celebrities and politicians.
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) kicked off a debate tweeting, “(Trying to decide whether or not to retweet Cardi B).” Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy responded saying he grappled with the same dilemma.
Forty minutes later, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer chimed in as well. “Guys, I’m still holding my breath. Are you gonna RT Cardi B or not?”
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.