The “Fox & Friends” panel was aghast to find that the Country Music Awards included shots at their dear leader Thursday.
Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley opened the CMA Awards Wednesday with jokes about President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
“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, so we can’t be doing any of our silly little songs, because this year’s show is a politics-free zone,” Underwood joked.
Paisley made fun of the fact they were not supposed to talk about politics by lamenting he could not sing songs like “Way Down Yonder on the Scaramucci,” “Hold Me Closer Bernie Sanders,” “Harper Valley DNC” and “Stand by Your Manafort.”
“What about, like,” Paisley suggested, “‘Well, she’s gone gone gone . . . gone gone gone . . . oh no, she’s wrote a memoir, Hillary’s back.’ Can’t do it?”
The two singers then did a parody of Underwood’s song “Before He Cheats,” replacing the lyrics to say that Trump should “think before he tweets.”
“Right now he’s probably in his PJs, watching cable news, reaching for his cell phone,” Paisley sang.
“Right now, he’s probably asking Siri, ‘How in the hell do you spell Pocahontas?’”
“In the middle of the night from the private seat of a gold-plated White House toilet seat, he writes, ‘Liddle Bob Corker,’ ‘NFL’ and ‘covfefe.’”
“It’s fun to watch it that’s for sure, till little ‘Rocket Man’ starts a nuclear war,” he sang. “Maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets.”
“Yeah, we can’t do that one,” Underwood joked.
The morning after, “Fox & Friends” complained that even country music stars had turned on the president.
“Remember in the olden days when football wasn’t political and so many things weren’t political?” host Steve Doocy complained. “Now, as it turns out, the CMAs have gotten very political.”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade argued that it’s good that the singers made fun of Democrats too.
“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,” he said.
Doocy insisted that the Country Music Awards should not “get political.”
“Where’s Dolly [Parton], where’s Garth Brooks?” co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked. “They don’t get political. Listen, Charlie Daniels — Charlie Daniels talked about how he likes the old country better than the new country. Really? It’s hitting country music now?”
“Isn’t country music supposed to be conservative?” she added.
“I’m just going to go back to rap,” Kilmeade declared.
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