As we learned the hard way during last year’s campaign, right-wing diehards believe there’s a hidden 11th Commandment–“Thou shalt not speak ill of Donald Trump.” Even mild criticism of Trump resulted in ugly attacks from legions of pro-Trump Twitter and Facebook trolls. And since Trump’s victory, we’ve been told that if we dare to speak out against Trump, we risk getting “smacked” by God himself and probably need a demon cast out of us. For good measure, we supposedly put ourselves and our families at risk of being cursed, and may even be committing sedition.
Well, to hear a number of Trump diehards talk, country megastar Carrie Underwood didn’t get the memo. Supposedly, God caused Underwood to trip and fall for daring to put Trump on blast.
For the last decade, Underwood has hosted the Country Music Association Awards alongside Brad Paisley. When they took the stage for the opener of Thursday night’s show, they did something that hasn’t been seen that often at that gathering–take dead aim at politicians. But their swipe at Trump was probably the most epic of all. Watch a clip here.
Underwood and Paisley slightly tweaked Underwood’s multi-platinum hit from 2006, “Before He Cheats,” and mused that Trump really ought to think twice “Before He Tweets.” It seemed to be a considerable risk, considering much of the country crowd tilts right. But the crowd loved it.
Two days later, Underwood took a hard fall at her home in Nashville, suffering a broken wrist and a few scrapes. She was fine, but had to scrap a planned performance that night at Country Rising, a benefit concert for victims of this summer’s rash of hurricanes. Later that day, Underwood took to Twitter to let her fans know she was okay.
Thanks so much for all the well wishes everybody…I’ll be alright…might just take some time…glad I’ve got the best hubby in the world to take care of me.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) November 12, 2017
Underwood’s husband, former Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher, cut short a planned trip to tend to his sweetheart. One has to wonder how Fisher might have reacted if he’d looked at his wife’s Twitter feed and seen a gaggle of so-called fans kicking her when she was down.
Maybe you should NOT be critical of our President! Very disappointing!
— Glenda Ely (@glendabelle_11) November 12, 2017
— Vicky F?R Trump (@Vicky4Trump) November 12, 2017
Feel better and never speak ill of our POTUS again!
— Super Elite Lucille??? (@lucille2482) November 12, 2017
The next day, pseudo-journalist and conspiracy peddler Liz Crokin couldn’t resist the urge to join in on the finger-wagging.
Anyone who attacks President Trump — who is God's anointed — is met with instant karma.??
— LIZ ThesePeopleRSick (@LizCrokin) November 13, 2017
Crokin, for those who don’t know, is one of the most rabid promoters of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory. Recently, she’s tried to convince us that most ardent Trump critics are either covering for pedophiles or are pedophiles themselves. But now she seems to have joined those who think speaking out against Trump risks God’s wrath.
Really, Liz? If that’s the case, then how did Democrat Ralph Northam win the Virginia governor’s race after tying Trump around the neck of his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie? And how is Robert Mueller’s investigation moving along even after the indictment of Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort?
What is most telling, though, is that Crokin is willing to join in on the bullying of those speaking out against Trump even after Trump saw fit to retweet a violent GIF showing him knocking Hillary Clinton down with a tee shot. Mocking Trump’s Twitter habit bad, retweeting violent GIFs good? Apparently in Crokin’s world.
That says at least as much about Crokin as the fact that she is willing to kick someone when she is down. Can you imagine the reaction if liberals trashed, say, Scott Baio or James Woods, if they got injured after attacking Hillary or another Democrat? It would be wrong and despicable then–just like what Crokin and other Trump diehards are doing now is wrong and despicable.
(featured image courtesy Matthew Witkopp, available under a Creative Commons-BY license)