CMA Hosts Under Fire for Getting Too Political, Targeting President Trump on Stage

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November 09, 2017Nov 09, 2017

The 51st Annual Country Music Awards took place on Wednesday evening, November 8th. The infamous awards ceremony was hosted by country singers Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley—a tradition for the past ten years.

After the two hosts opened with an announcement stating that this year's awards show is dedicated to all of the lives lost in the various tragedies that occurred in 2017, Underwood and Paisley followed with a shot at President Donald Trump.

The two country singers performed a short parody, titled “Before he tweets,” of Underwood’s song, “Before he cheats.”

Paisley began singing, “In the middle of the night, from the privacy of a gold-plated White House toilet seat, he writes: ‘Little Bob Corker, NFL, and Covfefe’.”

Underwood belts out, “Covfefe,” poking fun at when Trump mistakenly tweeted, “Despite the negative press covfefe.” Although, the president previously stated that it was an inside term in the White House.

Then Paisley continued, “It’s fun to watch it, that’s for sure, ‘til Little Rocket Man starts a nuclear war.” Underwood jumps in again as they end the song together, “and maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets.”

Even though Underwood and Paisley received applause and laughter at the CMAs, people replied to the video on Twitter in disgust, including Trump-supporting singer Joy Villa. Some were upset that the country singers were targeting Trump; others were disappointed that the two dragged politics in the awards show.

https://twitter.com/Joy_Villa/status/928486108261908480

https://twitter.com/Jali_Cat/status/928644139520053248

https://twitter.com/wisdomfromage/status/928439829532209153

Watch Underwood and Paisley at the CMAs below:

Despite Underwood coming under fire for her parody song about President Trump's tweeting, she received a lot of praise for her tear-jerking performance in honor of the Texas church massacre victims. During her performance, she broke down crying as she sung about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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