Cardi B Interviews Joe Biden, Shares Her Long List of Expectations
Rapper Cardi B interviewed Joe Biden for Elle magazine and they chatted about the coronavirus, racial injustice, police brutality, and more.
Cardi B just wants Joe to tell the truth. She was a Bernie Sanders supporter but is now putting her cred behind Biden.
“I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us. But first, I just want Trump out. His mouth gets us in trouble so much. I don’t want to be lied to — we’re dealing with a pandemic right now, and I just want answers. I want to know when this will be over. I want to go back to my job. But I don’t want someone to lie to me and tell me that it’s fine not to wear a mask, that everything is going to be okay. I want a president to tell me what the steps are for us to get better, to tell me, This is why it is taking so long, this is why other countries are doing better than ours. Tell me the truth, the hard-core truth.”
She also wants Medicare for all, as well as free college and, most importantly, she wants “Black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it. I’m sick of it. I just want laws that are fair to Black citizens and fair to cops, too.”
Biden stated that there is “no reason” we can’t have all those things. The key, he said, is for presidents to take responsibility and face hard truths. “But right now, we’re in a position where we have an opportunity to make so much progress,” Biden said. “The American public has had the blinders taken off.”
Biden gave voters an example of one step toward equality he would make if he were elected president: granting free education for lower income families.
“If I get elected president, anybody with a family (that makes) less than $125,000, you’re going to get free education. And everybody gets free community college,” Biden said.
Cardi asked whether Biden can really make that happen. His response: “Absolutely, positively.”
“I’ll make mistakes as president, but I’ll admit to the mistakes I make, and you’re never going to have to wonder whether I’ll keep my word,” Biden said. “Just check me out; I’ve never broken my word. Never in my life.”