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Cardi B clashes with Trump supporter after saying she might run for Congress: ‘I’m boutta violate’

Cardi B clashed with one of President Trump’s supporters on social media on Tuesday after the blogger took a dig at her following comments she recently made about entering politics.

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, born Belcalis Almánzar, captured headlines on Sunday after she announced on Twitter that was thinking about entering the political arena.

“I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Goverment,” she tweeted to her 8.8 million followers. 

Cardi B revisited the matter on Twitter on Monday, writing, “I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress.”

Though her comments were met with praise from many of her supporters, Cardi B also got pushback from a number of social media users, including many right-wing accounts.

Conservative political commentator Mindy Robinson tweeted a screenshot of the rapper’s tweet with suggested edits and corrections, writing, “You’re going to need more school than that.” 

In another tweet, Robinson, who has more than 180,000 Twitter followers, wrote, “I went to college for both American History and Political Science, although to be fair…even my cat is more qualified to run for Congress than Cardi B.” 

The knock from Robinson, who describes herself “unapologetically patriotic” on her Twitter page, was met with swift criticism from Cardi B on early Tuesday morning.

“I didn’t insulted your party or your believes so please don’t try me and let’s keep sweet OK….don’t want to dog walk you,” responded Cardi B, who famously told conservative commentator Tomi Lahren she would “dog walk” her in a Twitter feud last year. The rapper also took aim at Robinson’s support for Trump in another post.

The rapper returned to Twitter later Tuesday after some users seemed confused about her slang use of the word “violate” and whether that meant she intended physical harm against Robinson.

“What? NO! Listen …Violate is a popular NY slang for when you about to put someone in their place,” she responded, adding that no one is “trying to touch that girl.”

Robinson also took to Twitter later Tuesday after she said she received a “bunch of hate mail” following Cardi B’s response.

“Cardi B and her fans are mad I said my cat was more qualified to run for Congress than she is, which I stand by,” she tweeted. “By the way, slamming me because I support Trump isn’t a slam, try again.”

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