Cardi B expresses solidarity with federal workers not getting paid

Cardi B released a video Wednesday sharply criticizing President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE over the ongoing government shutdown and for his order this week summoning some federal workers back to work without pay.

In a short message posted to Instagram, the rapper excoriated Trump over requiring workers to work without pay, which is common during government shutdowns.

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"I just want to remind y'all, because it's been a little over three weeks...Trump is ordering and summoning federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid," Cardi B says in the video.

She also blasted comparisons that Republicans have made between the ongoing shutdown and the 2013 shutdown that resulted from a dispute over the Affordable Care Act's implementation.

"Now, I don't want to hear y'all motherf---ers talk about 'Obama shut down the government for seventeen days' — yeah, bitch, for health care! So your grandmother can go check her blood pressure...with no motherf---ing problem."

The message was Cardi B's second attack aimed at Trump over Instagram in just a day. The rapper blistered Trump in an Instagram Live video earlier Wednesday, accusing him of promising his supporters that his administration would construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border while knowing that he could not follow through.

"You promised these f---ing racist rednecks that you was gonna build the wall, but you know that was impossible," Cardi B said. "But they voted for you and you promised them this shit so now you have to do it."

The video trended on Twitter later Wednesday evening, and caught the notice of Democratic senators, including Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump goes after Democrats over photo of drowned migrants Schumer displays photo of drowned migrants on Senate floor in appeal to Trump McConnell-backed Super PAC says nominating Roy Moore would be 'gift wrapping' seat to Dems MORE (D-N.Y.). The three debated on a thread started by Hawaii Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzWhite House to convene social media summit after new Trump attacks Hillicon Valley: Investigation finds federal agencies failed to address cyber vulnerabilities | Officials crack down on illegal robocallers | Warren offers plan to secure elections | Senators grill Google exec on 'persuasive technology' Senators spar with Google exec over use of 'persuasive technology' MORE (D) over whether to retweet the video, while not endorsing the rapper's coarse language.

"(Trying to decide whether or not to retweet the Cardi B video)" Schatz tweeted.

"Omg, I had the same argument with myself 30 minutes ago!" responded Connecticut Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphySenate Health Committee advances bipartisan package to lower health costs GOP lays debate trap for 2020 Democrats Overnight Defense: Trump says he doesn't need exit strategy with Iran | McConnell open to vote on Iran war authorization | Senate panel advances bill to restrict emergency arms sales MORE (D).

The ongoing government shutdown reached day 26 on Wednesday with no end in sight, as Democrats in the House have refused to meet Trump's demand for more than $5 billion in funding for construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump, meanwhile threatened earlier this month in a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders to keep the shutdown going for "years" if his demands are not met.