Bernie Sanders and Cardi B could take the viral “name a more iconic duo” to a whole new level.
The “Press” rapper and politician have teamed up for a 2020 presidential campaign video aimed at younger voters.
“We (are) working on a way to involve more young people in the political process,” Sanders told CNN. “The future of America depends on young people. They are voting in large numbers, but not large enough numbers.”
Cardi also posted on Instagram:
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Not me, US. Thank you Senator Bernie Sanders for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country. A couple of weeks ago I asked my followers if you had the opportunity to have a question answered by a democratic candidate what would it be ? I got a lot of submission and selected the most popular questions to get answered. Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all. Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country.LETS LEARN OUR CANDIDATES!
The video is filmed at the TEN Nail Bar, a nail salon owned by two black ladies. Sanders said the two talk about a variety of issues including cancelling student debt, minimum wage and climate change.
Sanders previewed the conversation, which will be out in full on Thursday, joking in the clip after guessing the name of the salon, “Do I know nail bars!”
Cardi B has previously voiced her support for Sanders in a recent tweet. “I’m really sad how we let him down in 2016 This man been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such a long time,” she said.
The musician hasn’t formally endorsed Sanders, but he said that having her support would mean a lot. “What it means is that, what Cardi B does is not only is she an enormously popular entertainer what she is doing is speaking to young people about the important issues that are on their minds and I applaud that very much.”
Jon Favreau also asked the Vermont senator on his podcast “Pod Save America” if he would have Cardi B perform at his possible inauguration. “We’re putting together a committee to take a look at that,” Sanders responded.
ET Canada has reached out to Sanders’ reps to find out when we can expect to see this video.