Cardi B, a longtime supporter of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBriahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' Sanders 'disappointed' in House panel's vote on drug prices Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants MORE (I-Vt.), endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race On The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Health Care — GOP attorneys general warn of legal battle over Biden's vaccine mandate MORE on Tuesday night after Sanders dropped out of the race last week.
The rapper said she will vote for the former vice president over President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE during a live video with Sanders, referring to Trump as “number 45.”
“I’m just gonna go with Joe Biden because I cannot see the next step of America being ran by number 45,” she said, adding she thinks the country will enter a recession following the coronavirus crisis.
Cardi B said that the youth vote doesn’t “really rock with Joe Biden because he’s conservative” compared to Sanders but that she’s “excited” the Vermont senator endorsed Biden Monday. She asked Sanders why people should vote for Biden and how to spread the enthusiasm.
“What I said is if I don’t win ... I will endorse the Democrat who wins because Donald Trump is to my mind the most dangerous president in the modern history of America,” Sanders responded in the video. “This is a guy who lies all the time. He doesn’t believe in science. He downplayed this whole coronavirus, which has led the deaths of many thousands of people unnecessarily.”
Sanders added he is working with Biden to make him a more progressive candidate.
Former President Obama and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFederal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants Warren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack MORE (D-Mass.) also endorsed Biden for president this week, solidifying his support among both the liberal and the mainstream wings of the Democratic Party.
In the video, Cardi B criticized Trump and his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and for accusing Democrats of trying to use it to “make him look bad.”
“But the thing is, honey, you don’t need the Democrats to make you look bad,” she said. “You make your own self look bad.”
Critics of the president have slammed him for not acting quickly enough to combat the spread of the virus in its early days. But Trump has repeatedly defended his administration’s actions, citing the ban on travel from China and eventually Europe as crucial to curbing the spread.