Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Biden names John Kerry as 'climate czar' in new administration In the final chapter of 2020, we must recommit to repairing our democracy MORE (I-Vt.) is praising Cardi B after the rapper endorsed his 2020 White House bid this week.

"She is very sharp and understands a lot about politics and a lot about history," the Democratic presidential candidate said Wednesday during an interview with Ali Velshi on MSNBC's "Velshi & Ruhle."

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Sanders, 77, revealed that he recently chatted with the 26-year-old Grammy Award winner.

"I'm very appreciative to have her support," Sanders added.

The "Money" rapper had tweeted to her more than 6 million followers a day earlier that she is rooting for Sanders, writing:

The New York-born performer isn't new to the Sanders bandwagon. During the 2016 presidential race, Cardi B urged her fans to "vote for Daddy Bernie."

Sanders also tweeted his thanks to the entertainer on Tuesday:

It's not the first time that Sanders has gotten some vocal support from a rap artist. Killer Mike, a rapper and political activist, endorsed Sanders during the 2016 election and appeared at a campaign event alongside him. The 44-year-old Atlanta rapper said earlier this year that he'd be behind Sanders' 2020 run because "he's the only person who can beat [President] Trump."