It’s becoming rather commonplace to wake up each day to find yet another person taking a jab at President Donald Trump. One person in particular who has received much attention over what she has to say about Trump is the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines.
Yet, at the beginning of 2018, some of Natalie’s social media followers might have thought that she had finally discovered that perhaps all of the harsh words weren’t winning her any fans. She went on a vacation, shared peaceful sentiments and seemed to be in a good place both personally and professionally.
But then, on Jan. 14, she apparently couldn’t hold it in any longer.
“Listen, I think it’s unbelievable how people are badmouthing the president,” Natalie wrote in the perfect example of a little sarcastic shade throwing. “It’s unacceptable! This is our president! How dare you make fun of the mentally ill and elderly? Not to mention, he’s the president of our United States Of America! Unbelievable. Don’t you know we live in a democracy?! You can’t do that sort of thing. What are you thinking?!”
And yes, Natalie is saying that the president is elderly and mentally ill.
Indeed, it can be tough to remember when Natalie and her Dixie Chicks’ bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer were known most for their music, which is featured in the live album from their “DCX MMXVI World Tour,” the audio component of the two CD, one DVD combo pack the group released back in September 2017.
It can also be tough to remember a day when Natalie didn’t seem to have a political cloud covering her, as it has from the moment she took on President George W. Bush back in 2003.
“I had preconceptions of what country music, or what country music fans, were like,” Natalie said in a 2013 interview with NPR to promote her solo project, “Mother.” “Really, politics never even became an issue until I made the comment [about Bush] — so it just really wasn’t on my mind that I had to, you know, relate to everyone in my field on a political level. They explained that to me later, I guess. I didn’t get that manual.”
Here’s to hoping that Natalie can find it in her heart to spend less time ripping on our president and spending more time working on new music or getting back on the road, since we miss those Dixie Chicks melodies! Unfortunately, at this time, no tour dates are listed on the Dixie Chicks schedule.