These days everything has become blurred. Pop stars have become so political that they directly call out the bad policies of President of the United States. Not only that, but they’re so angry at the current administration, they are all for campaigning for a new administration. Right now the Democratic running candidate is Joe Biden. And everyone, almost everyone, wants to see change. Hence, we come to Cardi B. She even called out Trump in a long rant. So, it’s fitting to see her interview the Democratic Candidate for the Presidential Elections of 2020, Joe Biden.
What Cardi B wants from Joe Biden
The interview was published on ‘Elle’ this Monday. Even though Joe Biden has not been doing public interviews that much, Cardi B still got one with him. And that’s no surprise. Because let’s face it. If Cardi B can release the song and music video of WAP with Megan Thee Stallion, she can do anything. But she can also articulate a set of demands that are needed from the future president of the United States.
Her first and most obvious demand was for Trump to get out of office, which is the narrative most of Hollywood is taking. Especially since his administration is not able to control the pandemic effects which is leading to a lot of deaths in America.
“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. And I want to know when this will be over. I want to go back to my job.”
Cardi B shares America’s general frustration with Joe Biden. She talks about how no one knows what’s going to happen to contain the virus. The singer also shared that she doesn’t want someone to lie especially since it leads to harm:
“But I don’t want someone to lie to me and tell me that it’s OK not to wear a mask, that everything is going to be OK … Tell me the truth, the hard-core truth.”
Donald Trump has on many occasions lied about the safety protocols needed amid the pandemic that’s occurring right now. Hence, it’s not surprising that Cardi B would bring this up.
Medicare is brought up and rightfully so
During the health crisis, many of the people in the public are suffering due to the broken health care system. In many ways, the pandemic highlighted how broken the system really is:
“The U.S. performs worse than average among similarly large and wealthy countries across nearly all measures of preparedness for a pandemic. The coronavirus outbreak is already exposing inefficiencies and inequities in our health system, and it is likely to put much more strain on the system in the coming weeks.”
The main reason America is ill-prepared for the current virus is because of the healthcare costs as per Vox:
Americans face higher out-of-pocket costs for their medical care than citizens of almost any other country, and research shows people forgo care they need, including for serious conditions, because of the cost barriers
Therefore, Cardi B demanding Medicate is completely justified. As of now there are up to 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases with more than 170,000 deaths.
This is what the WAP singer had to say on that:
And also what I want is free Medicare. It’s important to have free [healthcare] because look what is happening right now.
Cardi B discusses police brutality and Black Lives Matter
The pop singer does not hesitate to talk about all the main issues America is dealing with now. After talking about Medicare, Cardi B talks about:
“Of course, I think we need free college. And I want Black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it. I’m tired of it. I’m sick of it.. I just want more stricter laws that is fair to Black citizens and you know it’s fair for cops too. You know if you kill someody that doesn’t have any weapon on them, you go to jail.”
Joe Biden agrees with everything that Cardi B said and promises to deliver it if he gets elected
The Democratic nominee for the 2020 Elections, Joe Biden, couldn’t agree more with what Cardi B was saying:
“There’s no reason why we can’t have all of that. Presidents have to take responsibility.”
Joe Biden also shares how times have really changed and if an act of injustice occurs such as the death of George Floyd, it gets recorded and put online.
The Democratic nominee also shares praise for the young generation:
“You’re the smartest, the best educated, the least prejudiced, and the most engaged generation in history. And you’re going to change things. I really mean it! I’m not trying to be nice.”
He also took a dig at President Donald Trump by stating that he promotes hatred and divisions amid America but the new generation is now immune to it:
“This is all about the game of making people hate each other. Because that’s how he wins, by dividing us. Your generation is changing it.”
Joe Biden also promises to be honest with the people of America and do better.
“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.”
Watch the whole interview here: