A month into the longest shutdown of the federal government in American history, you might be wondering how bad things will get the longer the nation spends in a political and fiscal fugue state. If so, please direct your attention to Twitter, where Cardi B is now engaged in a feud with Tomi Lahren. As you might recall, Cardi issued a shutdown rant last Wednesday, pointing to the thousands of federal employees who must continue working without pay. “Our country is in a hellhole right now,” Cardi concludes. (In case it makes the country seem any less hellish, here’s the same shutdown rant auto-tuned into a song.)
However, since Cardi’s video was critical of President Trump’s whole deal, not everyone is adding her remix to their “Dear God, How Long Can This Shutdown Go On?” Spotify playlist. “Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys!,” Fox Nation host Lahren tweeted at the rapper this weekend. In response, Cardi B replied: “Leave me alone I will dog walk you.” If things are this tense now, just imagine how crazier they’re going to get by the time the shutdown actually ends. Which, from the looks of things, will be absolutely never.
Update, January 22: Because more Twitter pundits can’t keep Cardi’s name out of their tweets, she’s got time for them, too. Cardi has now come for Stephanie Hamill, a FOX5 host and, God help us, former adviser for the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, after Hamill suggested that Cardi’s “Twerk” video with City Girls was somehow setting women’s rights back a century. Cardi’s retort: “So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested?”
So what say Hamill? “Maybe I’m just a hater bc I can’t Twerk,” she, uh, chimed. Cardi, somehow still not having lost all patience at this point, then issued a warning to all conservatives suddenly so concerned with her politics, telling them that their blind partisanship is gonna get us all killed. But, please, carry on.