Joe Biden Partners With Grammy Winner Cardi B In New Interview

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Joe Biden teamed up with Grammy-winner Cardi B for a recent interview where the duo discussed the upcoming presidential election and what changes they wanted to be implemented in the next four years.

The interview was more conversational and Cardi B started the discussion laying out policies she wanted to see.

“I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us. But first, I just want Trump out,” she said per Elle Magazine, listing things she does not like about Trump. “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 okay 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 added, before moving onto general policy proposals.

“And also what I want is free Medicare. It’s important to have free [healthcare] because look what is happening right now. 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 laws that are fair to Black citizens and that are fair for cops, too. If you kill somebody who doesn’t have a weapon on them, you go to jail. You know what? If I kill somebody, I’ve got to go to jail. You gotta go to jail, too. That’s what I want.”

Biden agreed—with all of it.

“There’s no reason why we can’t have all of that,” he responded, per the report.

“Presidents have to take responsibility. I understand one of your favorite presidents is Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt said the American people can take anything if you tell them the truth. Sometimes the truth is hard. But right now, we’re in a position where we have an opportunity to make so much progress. The American public has had the blinders taken off,” he added.

Cardi B then addressed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and accused Trump of “confusing everyone.”

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Biden responded by encouraging young voters to participate in the November elections, noting their absence in 2016 is one of the reasons Trump won.

“The vote matters. That’s why you keep talking to people about the need to vote. Your generation can own what happens in the next election. They can change things dramatically if they show up and vote,” he said.

The duo discussed race relations in America and the potentiality of a second Civil War. They also discussed making community college free for anyone who makes less than $125,000 per year.

 

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