Natalie Maines Calls Out Donald Trump on Twitter: ‘Just Do Right By Human Beings’
Natalie Maines can't stop thinking about Donald Trump. Early Tuesday morning (April 4), the Dixie Chicks member was on Twitter, calling out the U.S. president and urging him to "care about all people."
Around 2:20AM ET, Maines began, "Do you ever feel like you can't escape the person that brings out the worst in you? @RealDonaldTrump, you're mine, and I hate you for it." In a series of five additional tweets, Maines explained that she is "just desperate for [Trump] to care about all people."
"Black, white, poor, rich, gay, straight. I need you to care," Maines writes. "Because @RealDonaldTrump, in the end, it's all that really matters. How pure was your heart? Not how much $$ did you make?"
"Just do right by human beings," Maines says at the end of her string of tweets, which lasted for about 10 minutes. "If you take $$ out of the equation, the same basic things bring every human happiness."
Maines has been an outspoken critic of Trump since during his run for president: On their DCX MMXVI World Tour, during their song "Goodbye Earl," the Dixie Chicks displayed a video backdrop of shocking newspaper headlines and photos of evil men — one of whom was Trump, whose photo had been altered to include drawn-on devil horns and a mustache / goatee combination. In 2016, Maines also used Twitter to blast then-Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
Sharing her opinions on politics is nothing new for Maines, though: In 2003, as the U.S. was preparing to invade Iraq, Maines famously said, during a Dixie Chicks concert in London, “Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.” The backlash from the country music community was swift and unapologetic, with radio stations banning the Chicks’ music and several artists publicly speaking out against the threesome.
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