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Cardi B doesn’t want to take on ‘big responsibility’ of running for office

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Cardi B said Thursday that she won’t run for office because, as a politician, she wouldn’t want to make promises to voters that she couldn’t keep.

Asked by “Entertainment Tonight” if she would ever consider a political bid, the “Money” rapper replied, “No, because I feel like that’s a big responsibility.” 

“Sometimes like I feel like if I want to quit my job today, I could quit it. I’d be like, ‘Oh I don’t care, that’s it. I’m setting up for me and my daughter,’ ” the Bronx-born performer, who has a 9-month-old daughter, said.

{mosads}“But it’s like when you’re like a political person, you cannot let millions of people down that voted for you, that rooted for you to make their lives better. So that’s just not my thing,” Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almánzar, continued. 

“I don’t want to promise somebody something and then it won’t happen because people are not going to vote for what I want or like certain things won’t happen.”

The 26-year-old entertainer has frequently weighed in on politics, delivering harsh criticisms of President Trump and conservative figures, and expressing support for progressive lawmakers like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for president again in 2020.

But Thursday’s interview is not the first time the chart-topper has said she has no intention of trading concert tours for the campaign trail. She told “Extra” in February that she didn’t see a political future for herself.  

“I think it worked for [President] Trump because he has a lot of money,” she said at the time.

However, she indicated Thursday that if she did run, she would do so as a Democrat — and a progressive one at that.

“I want free health care and I feel like college education should be free,” she said. “That’s how I feel, that’s what I want. I can’t promise that because I don’t know if they will allow it to happen.”

Earlier this year, Cardi B was invited by the Polk County Democrats to speak to the prominent political group in Iowa. The performer has made headlines in recent months for her fierce, and often explicit, criticisms of Trump and his supporters. During the partial government shutdown in January, Cardi B said the president was “f—in up this country.” 

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