Cardi B responded to a tweet saying that "basically, Nancy Pelosi dog walked Trump" into temporarily ending the record-breaking government shutdown
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, 26, responded to Dr. Eugene Gu’s tweet saying that “basically, Nancy Pelosi dog walked Trump.”
“Basically,” she responded, echoing his sentiment.
The line is a reference to Cardi B‘s recent threat to conservative FOX Nation host Tomi Lahren. The pair engaged in a war of words last week after Cardi B slammed President Trump for refusing to end the federal government shutdown over his controversial border wall.
While many fans have been delighted by Cardi’s political musings, Lahren wasn’t one of them.
“Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys!” Lahren, also 26, wrote on Wednesday, shortly after Cardi criticized Trump for calling some federal employees back to work without being paid in an expletive-filled Instagram rant.
On Sunday, Cardi responded by telling Lahren, “Leave me alone or I will dog walk you.”
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Lahren went on to insult Cardi’s intelligence, writing, “I’m sure you would. Still doesn’t make your political rambling any less moronic.”
“You’re so blinded with racism that you don’t even realize the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much,” Cardi wrote back in a fiery response. “You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!”
Lahren addressed the feud on her show on Wednesday.
“To put it pretty simply, I saw that video that she had posted and I implied that maybe Cardi B isn’t the person we should be taking our political advice from. It took her a few days, but she responded and instead of arguing about the merits of her political argument, she said that she was going to ‘dog walk’ me,” Lahren, also 26, said. “And viewers can look up on Urban Dictionary what ‘dog walking’ someone means but to put it simply, it’s to severely beat somebody up. So we go from a political disagreement to I want to hurt you.”
President Trump said Friday he would agree to temporarily reopen the federal government for three weeks after a 35-day shutdown — a historic closure begun by his demand for a border wall, which Congressional Democrats, empowered in the midterms, have roundly rejected.
With the president’s assent, both houses of Congress are expected to imminently pass spending bills and Trump said the measures would guarantee backpay for affected workers.
After five weeks, the president’s reversal amounted to a concession to the Democrats’ stated position throughout: End the shutdown, which affects nine federal agencies and some 800,000 employees, while continuing to negotiate about the specific issue of border security.
Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, has said Trump’s insistence on a wall with Mexico amounted to “holding Americans hostage.” She called such a wall “immoral” and “ineffective.”