Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley roasted Donald Trump at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and that's a sentence I never thought I'd write. 

The pair made multiple jokes at the expense of the Trump administration, including performing a parody of Underwood's "Before He Cheats" with the lyrics changed to "Before He Tweets." 

And let me tell you, people were shaken... 


Fans were shocked when Underwood and Paisley got political during their opening monologue. 

Fans were shocked when Underwood and Paisley got political during their opening monologue.
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The CMA came under fire earlier this year for barring journalists from asking questions about politics. They rescinded the restriction after facing a backlash.

“Now Brad, I don’t know if you’ve heard about this, but the CMA has given us some guidelines [on] specific topics to avoid," said Underwood at the start of the monologue. 

“So we can’t be doing any silly little songs because this year’s show is a ‘politics-free zone.’” 

"Are you kidding me? That’s not fair,” replied Paisley. 

Paisley then suggested several parody tracks, including “Stand by your Manafort,” and “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders,” before the pair launched into "Before He Tweets" with lyrics that referenced the President's social media habits: 

"Right now, he’s probably in his PJs, watching cable news, reaching for his cell phone.
Right now, he’s probably asking, 'Siri, how in the hell do you spell Pocahontas?'"

"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.'
And it’s fun to watch, yeah, that’s for sure,
’Til little ‘Rocket Man’ starts a nuclear war.
And then maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets.

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And people were here for it. 

And people were here for it.
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But of course, many fans were not pleased with Underwood and Paisley's jokes. In fact, Underwood's Instagram is currently a minefield of harsh comments about the monologue.

"Unfollowing and disappointed," wrote one user. "Please leave politics out of your work, especially when they are unsupportive and disrespectful towards our President."

Others called for a boycott of her and Paisley's music. 

Some fans recalled the huge amount of backlash The Dixie Chicks faced in 2003 when they spoke out against President George W. Bush.  

Later in the show, Underwood honored the victims of recent mass shootings.

“Tonight, we’re going to do what families do: come together, pray together, cry together, and sing together, too,” said Underwood. 

Paisley also dedicated the show to “to all those we’ve lost, and to all of those who are still healing.” 

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