Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Poke Fun at Trump in CMA Awards Monologue
Maybe next time he'll think before he tweets.
According to Rolling Stone, the annual country music celebration issued a press release strongly discouraging journalists from asking political questions at this year's event. That request was later taken back, but the controversy wasn't lost on Underwood and Paisley. In the twosome's monologue, they said songs like "Way Down Yonder on the Scaramucci," "Harper Valley DNC," "Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders," and "Stand By Your Manafort" would sadly not be performed during the show.
Afterward, the performance took a turn toward the Oval Office. Paisley's brilliant parody of Underwood's "Before He Cheats" — oh so aptly entitled "Before He Tweets" — was the sassy ode to the president's ridiculousness we never knew we needed.
"How in the hell do you spell 'Pocahontas'," Paisley crooned. "Well here we go," Underwood joined in reluctantly. "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," Paisley sang, followed by Underwood's booming "COVFEFE." The two then debated the proper pronunciation of the word, as is tradition.
"It's fun to watch it that's for sure / until little rocket man starts a nuclear war," Paisley continued, "and maybe next time he'll think before he tweets."
Paisley and Underwood are long-time hosts of the show, but 2017 is the first year they've so blatantly called out a public figure — let alone a political one.
Angry tweets incoming.