Cardi B slams Trump: ‘Our country is in a hellhole right now’

Cardi B, shown performing in December at Madison Square Garden, had harsh words for President Trump on Wednesday.
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Rapper Cardi B had a simple message for her nearly 40 million Instagram followers on Wednesday afternoon.

The short version, minus the F-bombs: “Our country is in a hellhole right now, all for a ... wall. And we really need to take this serious.”

The reason, according to Cardi? President Trump.

In a concise video op-ed full of cussed witticisms and striking turns-of-phrase — so here’s the link instead of the video embed — she railed against the government shutdown and the president’s role in federal employees having to work without pay.


Cardi B, who grew up in the Bronx, made the post after earlier opining on Instagram Live. In that four-minute clip, she called out those she dubbed “the racist rednecks” for wanting a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and blasted Trump’s fast-food menu for the NCAA football champs, the Clemson Tigers.

Her thoughts are too profanity-laden to quote, but her point is tough to deny: It’s disrespectful to host and serve seemingly tepid fast food to a team that worked all year to become champs. Cardi concluded that the move was “like spitting in a [person’s] face.”

Added the rapper, “If I was there, I would have … punched the wig [off] of Trump, bro.”

Wednesday’s Instagram post concludes with a warning that the colorful rapper’s enemies know to take seriously.

“I feel like we need to take some action,” she said. “I don’t really what type of action ... because this is not what I do — but … I’m scared.”

Could a presidential exploratory committee be far behind?

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