Back in 2003, Natalie Maines very famously slammed then-President George W. Bush during a concert. Fast forward to today, and her feelings have changed — largely because Donald Trump has put things in perspective for her.
"Today I might actually make out with George Bush," she told Andy Cohen on an upcoming episode of "Watch What Happens Live," according to Page Six.
The lead singer of The Chicks (formerly known as the Dixie Chicks) maintains that she "didn't want to go to war and that weapons of mass destruction were a lie — but yes, I would [kiss Bush]."
Natalie isn't one to hold her tongue. In a recent interview with Howard Stern, she spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic and alleged that Donald Trump is guilty of "murder" for his handling of the situation.
"There's no leadership," she said. "It's unbelievable. … It is crazy that we have a leader that is — I mean, it's murder. It's second degree murder. He's not having to physically kill people but his ignoring things and speaking complete lies … it's unbelievable."
It's no secret that the trio is highly political. Seventeen years ago, The Chicks immediately became pariahs and were boycotted on country radio after Natalie spoke out against President Bush and the invasion of Iraq during a concert in London.
"Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all," she told fans during a show. "We do not want this war, this violence. And we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."
After the backlash — during which many fans burned albums — the trio largely flew under the radar, although they did release 2006's "Taking The Long Way," for which they earned five Grammys, including Album of the Year. In 2016, the trio also performed with Beyonce at the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Awards.
Still, Natalie declared they don't feel accepted by the "country music world."
"No, absolutely not," she told Allure while promoting "Gaslighter," the group's first album in 14 years. "When we started doing this music, I liked the people in our industry. We always waved that country flag when people would say it wasn't cool. And then to see how quickly the entire industry turned on us."
"I was shocked that people thought that we were different than what we were," she continued. "I always felt like we were so genuine."