Did you really think Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley would open the CMA Awards without getting political?
The hosting duo of 10 years didn't waste time getting to Donald Trump as they opened Wednesday's awards show, which came under fire last week for barring journalists from asking artists questions about gun rights, political affiliations and the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The Country Music Association apologized and rescinded the restrictions last Friday, but that didn't stop Underwood and Paisley from laying into the ban.
"We can't be doing any of our silly little songs because this year's show is a 'politics-free zone,' " Underwood joked.
"Are you kidding me? That's not fair," Paisley rebuffed, offering sample lyrics of political spoofs such as, "Way down wander on the Scaramucci" and "Hold me closer, Bernie Sanders."
The pair eventually landed on a comical rendition of Underwood's hit Before He Cheats, changing the lyrics to lampoon President Trump's Twitter habits.
"Right now, he's probably in his PJs, reaching for his cellphone," 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,' " Paisley continued, before his co-host joined in to finish the chorus.
"It's fun to watch it, that's for sure, until little Rocket Man starts a war. Then maybe next time he'll think before he tweets."
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