The partial government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history, stretched into its fourth week as congressional Democrats continued to deny President Donald Trump‘s demand for $5.7 billion in funding to begin construction for a wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the 26th day of the crisis, Trump — who insists he will not sign legislation that would reopen the partially shuttered government unless border wall funding is included — ordered thousands of previously furloughed government employees to report back to work without pay. He also signed an order to provide them back pay when the shutdown is over.
“Now I know a lot of y’all don’t care [about the shutdown], because y’all don’t work for the government, or ya’ll probably don’t even have a job but this sh– is really f—— serious,” said Cardi on Instagram.
“Our country is in a hell hole right now, all for a f—ing wall. I feel like we need to take some action. I don’t know what type of action, bitch, ’cause this is not what I do, but bitch I’m scared,” she added. “And I really feel bad for these people to go to work without getting motherf—ing paid.”
Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii was one of the politicians who wanted to share the tweet but had trepidation because of the curse words.
“Trying to decide whether or not to retweet the Cardi B video,” wrote the senator on Twitter.
“OMG, I had the same argument with myself 30 minutes ago,” Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut replied.
In the end, neither decided to retweet the message because they felt it wasn’t “senatorial.” But Diddy shared it on his Instagram page and said in the future Cardi’s post will be looked at as one of the best rallying cries ever.
“Cardi B has just lit the torch for 2019,” he wrote. “This post will go down in history. It’s time to wake up, people. Like wake up.”
Cardi’s post has been viewed over 10 million times in less than 24 hours.