Cardi B vowed on Friday to file for Nigerian citizenship, following news that President Donald Trump had ordered the air strike which led to the death of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani.
The feminist pop star and rapper stressed the momentousness of Soleimani’s death in a tweet to her 8.6 million followers.
Go, leave. I will pay for your flight
— Joey Saladino (@JoeySalads) January 4, 2020
“Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger.Dumbest move Trump did till date …I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship,” Cardi declared.
Cardi’s tweet prompted mockery from several commenters on social media.
“Go, leave. I will pay for your flight,” tweeted Joey Saladino, a former Republican congressional candidate and YouTube prank videos star.
“Cardi B, I am so much ready to give you my National ID Card while you give me your American passport,” tweeted a Nigerian Twitter user.
Dear Cardi B; you don't need to fill for new Nigerian citizenship, it takes too much time to process. You can have mine and give me yours, And also bring your family along, I have friends that will be honoured to exchange their citizenship with them too. Awaiting your feedback ☺
— E-zrael Ani (@EzraelAni) January 3, 2020
Cardi is no stranger to voicing her support for leftist political perspectives.
She has frequently backed 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
In July, she even interviewed Sanders at a Detroit, Michigan nail salon.
“Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all,” she said of Sanders in an Instagram post.
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Not me, US. Thank you Senator Bernie Sanders for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country. A couple of weeks ago I asked my followers if you had the opportunity to have a question answered by a democratic candidate what would it be ? I got a lot of submission and selected the most popular questions to get answered. Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all. Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country.LETS LEARN OUR CANDIDATES!
The death of Soleimani
Soleimani, 62, was killed by a U.S. airstrike at the Baghdad airport Friday along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a powerful Iraqi militia commander, and others. President Donald Trump ordered the operation following an attack on the U.S. embassy embassy in Baghdad led by an Iranian-backed militia.
The Pentagon said Soleimani approved the storming of the embassy and was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and the wounding of thousands more in Iraq. He spent decades building a network of militant groups across the Middle East.
Amid escalating tensions with the U.S., Iran launched a ballistic missile attack on an Iraqi base housing American soldiers, the Pentagon confirmed on Tuesday.
More than two dozens missiles targeted two Iraqi military bases, including Ain al Assad air base in Western Iraq on Thursday, the Department of Defense said in a statement.
No U.S. casualties were immediately reported, according to U.S. officials.
Trump responded late on Tuesday, assuring Americans that “All is well!”
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
“Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well-equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning,” Trump tweeted.
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