As you're probably aware, the US government is currently in the midst of its longest shutdown in history, as President Trump refuses to consider any compromise that doesn't include funding for his precious border wall.
And you don't need a degree in political science to know its a scary situation that's resulted in lost wages for hundreds of thousands of federal employees.
The always outspoken Cardi B earned some new fans when she ranted against the shutdown in a memorable Instagram clip.
"Our country is in a hellhole right now," the rapper told her followers.
"All for a f--king wall. ... This is crazy."
Now, Cardi is not your typical political commentator.
And since the government shutdown is objectively awful and objectively the president's fault, it's been easier for many Trump defenders to lash out with lame ad hominem attacks against Cardi than to engage with her comments.
Not surprisingly, that's exactly the tack that Fox News commentator and Slytherin beauty queen Tomi Lahren has taken.
"Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys! #MAGA2020," Lahren tweeted.
Obviously, sarcastically calling someone a genius isn't exactly high-minded discourse, but this is the state of affairs in 2019.
Fortunately, Cardi is no stranger to trash talk.
"Leave me alone, or I will dog walk you," Cardi tweeted in response to Lahren.
"I’m sure you would," Lahren responded, at least acknowledging that she's in trouble if this thing ever gets physical.
"Still doesn’t make your political rambling any less moronic. #BuildthatWall"
Never one to shy away from a conflict, Cardi proceeded to roast Lahren to a crisp, all while doing that which Lahren consistently seems incapable of --- making comments that are actually relevant to the issue.
“All you Trump supporters should work for free while the government is shut down to show your support.
"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," she continued.
"You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!"
If this were a boxing match, the crowd would be screaming for Tomi's side to throw in the towel.
But it's Twitter, so everyone's just been gleefully dogpiling on Tormund, including the congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio Cortez.
"Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted?" Cortez tweeted in response to Cardi's comments.
"I do fully acknowledge @iamcardib is smarter than YOU," Lahren lamely replied.
It's plain to see that Lahren is woefully outmatched here -- but she doesn't seem to know it yet, so we may have more entertainment to come.