- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dixie Chicks frontwoman and outspoken liberal Natalie Maines went on a Twitter tear against President Trump on Tuesday, saying she “hates” the Republican for bringing out the “worst” in her.

“Do you ever feel like you can’t escape the person that brings out the worst in you?” the 42-year-old lead singer tweeted, tagging the president directly. “[Mr. Trump] you’re mine and I hate you for it.”

“So, @realDonaldTrump I’m just desperate for you to care about all people. Black, white, poor, rich, gay, straight. I need you to care,” she continued. “Because @realDonaldTrump in the end it’s all that really matters. How pure was your heart? Not how much $ did you make?”

Taking a line from Mr. Trump’s own campaign slogan, Ms. Maines pleaded for the president to make America great “for people who don’t even know from great.”

“That’s what will make you a good human being that stops tweeting hatred and discrimination at 4AM,” she wrote. “Just do right by human beings. If you take $ out of the equation, the same basic things bring every human happiness.”

Ms. Maines, whose band is currently touring Australia and New Zealand, has been an outspoken critic of Mr. Trump since he became the Republican presidential nominee last year.

At a Cincinnati concert in June, the country-music trio sang their 1999 hit “Goodbye Earl” against a backdrop of a photograph of Mr. Trump with scribbled on devil horns, a mustache and goatee.

The Dixie Chicks famously sparked controversy for their political views during a 2003 concert in London, at which Ms. Maines told told fans she was “ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas,” referring to former President George W. Bush.

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