The 51st Annual CMA Awards began with a heartfelt message from Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood in which they dedicated the ceremony to victims of recent mass shootings, attacks and all natural disasters.
The pair then made some political jokes that jabbed both sides of the aisle including Anthony Scaramucci, Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton, and Paul Manafort. After that, they did a song poking fun at President Trump’s Twitter habits.
The song they performed was a parody of Underwood’s song “Before He Cheats” and they replaced it with “Before He Tweets” where they made mention of the time Trump tweeted out “Covfefe.” Here is a quick rundown provided by Access Hollywood that shows the jokes:
This year’s awards shows have been highly political and celebrities have used the stage to directly attack the President, recently being Eminem attacking and flipping off Trump and his supporters in a rap video during the BET Awards.
It was nice that the CMA’s appeared to tone the attacks down and poked fun at both Republicans and Democrats instead of making the show so one-sided.