The 51st Country Music Association Awards took place on Wednesday night, and a few barbs were thrown President Trump’s way.
The far left media did their best to hype up reports of “Trump bashing” in order to please their equally far left and uninformed base, but that’s not exactly how it went down.
Jokes about Trump were not at all malicious.
They were completely lighthearted.
From BizPac Review:
“Now, Brad, I don’t know if you’ve heard about this, but the CMA has given us some guidelines with specific topics to avoid,” Carrie Underwood told her co-host Brad Paisley. “So, we can’t be doing any silly little songs because this year’s show is a politics free zone.”
Paisley then turned to do a parody of Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” with the lyrics aimed at President Trump.
“Right now he’s probably in his PJs, watching cable news, reaching for his cell phone,” he sang with Underwood later chiming in. Right now he’s probably asking Siri how in the hell do you spell Pocahontas.”
“In the middle of the night from the privacy of a gold-plated White House toilet seat he writes little Bob Corker, NFL and cofeeee.. and it’s fun to watch it that’s for sure, until little rocket man starts a nuclear war and then maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets,” Paisley continued to the audience’s delight.
Some people weren’t pleased…
Country Music CMA Awards tonight: What set off Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to make them go off on President Trump? They’re starting to sound like late night tv comedians insulting our POTUS.
— Doug Pierce (@DougPierce8) November 9, 2017
Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley being making fun of our POTUS. Really Disappointing! 😔😕
— Kitt❤️🇺🇸💙🇺🇸❤️ (@katsamaz) November 9, 2017
At the CMA awards, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood mocked President Trump while he is overseas negotiating for the United States. pic.twitter.com/9grzZ82pmp
— Tom🇺🇸 (@tom3146) November 9, 2017
All in good fun. Lighten up people.
Fox & Friends hosts weren’t happy, though, via Raw Story:
“Remember in the olden days when football wasn’t political and so many things weren’t political?” Fox News host Steve Doocy complained. “Now, as it turns out, the CMAs have gotten very political.”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade, however, seemed willing to cut the singers a break: “I like the fact that they opened up with a few hits on Hillary Clinton — which Seth Meyers and all these other guys don’t do — and I thought they balanced it out.”
Doocy argued that the Country Music Awards program was not supposed to “get political.”
Check out Carrie Underwood’s beautiful tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, which took place at a country music festival…
— Carrie Crazy Dreams (@c_crazydreams) November 9, 2017
More, from Fox News:
Underwood and Paisley hosted the show for the 10th consecutive year, and Underwood opened the show by listing off recent tragedies, like the shooting in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of 58 country music fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last month.
She also mentioned the recent hurricanes and the Texas church shooting on Sunday.
“This has been a year marked by tragedy… including so many in our country music family,” she told the crowd. “So tonight, we’re going to do what families do come together, pray together. Cry together and sing together too.”
Paisley chimed in, “Look the way we see it, the best way to honor our fans is to play our music, loud and proud,” he said, dedicating the show to all we’ve lost this year. “We love you and we will never forget you.”
In the past, the show has opened with jokes and political banter, and following the serious opening, this year was no different.
The stars commented on the recent controversey surrounding the CMAs press guidelines, noting that the show is supposed to be free of politics. Paisley lamented not being able to sing topical songs such as, “Way Down Yonder on the Scaramucci,” “Hold Me Closer Bernie Sanders,” “Harper Valley DNC” and “Stand by Your Manafort.”
H/T: Right Scoop