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Cardi B Is A Closeted Presidential History Buff—And FDR Is Her Main Squeeze

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

Rap artist Cardi B sat down to talk with GQ Magazine, and let it be known she knows what she's talking about when it comes to the United States presidents. Turns out Cardi is a political science enthusiast, and her favorite president? Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


Cardi credits working with the poor and elderly, bringing the country back from the Great Depression, all while a world war was looming, for her admiration of Roosevelt. She told GQ:

 I love government. I'm obsessed with presidents. I'm obsessed to know how the system works. First of all he helped us get over the Depression, all while he was in a wheelchair. Like, this man was suffering from polio at the time of his presidency, and yet all he was worried about was trying to make America great—make America great again for real. He's the real 'Make America Great Again,' because if it wasn't for him, old people wouldn't even get Social Security. 
 Yes, from the New Deal. It was a system to get us back from the world Depression—then, on top of that, while he was president there was a fucking war going on. World War II was going on. So all this shit going on in the United States, while recouping the country from an economic tragedy, making sure that America won the war. 


Cardi went on to throw some props to Eleanor Roosevelt too:

I would say she was almost like Michelle Obama. She was such a good humanitarian, and we both got the same birthday, October 11th.