In an interview released on Monday, Cardi B questions the Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden on a variety of issues like the coronavirus pandemic, health care, higher education, police brutality.
She also says about her priority for the election in November is to get “Trump out”.
In an interview for Elle magazine, Biden asked the rapper what her main interest was regarding the 2020 election. She said: “I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us. But first, I just want Trump out.”
Cardi B also said she wanted more clarity from the country’s leader on how to stop the spread of coronavirus, and more accurate descriptions of the situation regarding the pandemic. Trump has repeatedly lied about the coronavirus response and its spread and has consistently downplayed its severity, even as the death toll in the US has risen towards 170,000.
"I want Black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it. I'm tired of it. I'm sick of it," Cardi B told Biden.
Cardi B also asked Biden about racial equity, saying: “I feel like Black people, we’re not asking for sympathy, we’re not asking for charity – we are just asking for equality.”
The mother of a two-year-old, Cardi B also brought up the issue of childcare so parents can work, a need that has become particularly acute with schools closed due to COVID-19.
In response to Cardi B’s multiple mentions of people struggling to pay for healthcare, childcare and college, Biden said: “One of the things that I admire about you is that you keep talking about what I call equity: decency, fairness and treating people with respect.”
Biden responded by talking about how much has changed since he was young – he was elected to the US Senate from Delaware in 1972, just before he turned 30 – and said: “Look, I’m a lot older than you, to state the obvious.
“The reason I’m so optimistic is because of your 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.”
Trump, he said, was promoting “hatred, prejudice, racism” – which was not a winning strategy.
“This is all about the game of making people hate each other,” Biden said. “Because that’s how he wins, by dividing us. Your generation is changing it.”