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Socialist Bernie’s Feminist Celebrity Supporter Wore a $9,000 Outfit to Meet With Him

Socialist Bernie’s Feminist Celebrity Supporter Wore a $9,000 Outfit to Meet With Him

Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, may rail against the excesses of capitalism, but appears to be perfectly fine with luxurious displays of materialism from at least one of his celebrity backers.

“How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can’t have it all,” Sanders, in a rebuke of plutocratic extravagance, tweeted in April of 2017.

However, Cardi B, the 26-year-old feminist rapper and Sanders supporter, apparently didn’t get the memo.

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Page Six reported that her Fendi shirtdress and bag, which she wore on Monday while meeting with Sanders to film a video for his 2020 campaign, carried a hefty price tag.

The teal dress? $5,100. The matching leather handbag? A cool $3,700.


“Thank you Senator Bernie Sanders for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country,” Cardi said in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

She also exhorted her followers to “stay tuned to see how” Sanders “will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all.”


Cardi, real name Belcalis Almanzar, is a longtime supporter of the Vermont lawmaker. In 2016, she told New York City radio station Power 105.1 that she wanted to vote for Sanders.

And Sanders, for his part, has returned the love. Last year, he tweeted “Cardi B is right” in response to comments from the rapper declaring that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the “real ‘Make America Great Again’ President.”

Cardi B and Bernie Sanders, millionaries

Sanders, an outspoken champion of the underclass, has faced accusations in the past that he’s paying mere lip service to his socialist ideals.

Earlier this year, filings made by Sanders’ campaign showed he became a millionaire in 2016, thus joining the elite “1 percent” he so often lambasts.

In early July, a photograph showing Sanders flying first class went viral, sparking a debate over whether he’s practicing the socialist principles he preaches.

His defenders argue that there’s nothing ideologically incoherent about him being both a democratic socialist and a wealthy man. But Sanders’ rhetoric, in which he so often paints the divide between wealthy Americans and everyone else as an “us versus them” scenario, is often seized upon by detractors.

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They find it odd, to say the least, for a man with a burgeoning $2 million net worth and three-homes to be lecturing Americans on the excesses of wealth.

Palling around with famous celebrities such as Cardi, whose net worth is estimated at more than $8 million, will likely only fan the flames.

Cover image: Cardi B and Sen. Bernie Sanders in an Instagram photo posted on July 29. (Screen grab)



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