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Dixie Chicks take aim at Donald Trump

The Dixie Chicks perform onstage during the DCX World Tour MMXVI Opener on June 1, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Dixie Chicks perform onstage during the DCX World Tour MMXVI Opener on June 1, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Dixie Chicks are still not ready to make nice.

The Texas-formed band is in the midst of a global comeback tour, and kicked off the American leg of the DCX World Tour MMXVI Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Among the many set pieces behind the acclaimed country trio was an image of Donald Trump, adorned with devil’s horns, during Goodbye Earl.

While it turned plenty of heads Stateside, it’s a gimmick the band has been deploying since its European shows (the Evening Standard, among others, noted the provocative visual). The band has also made time for stellar covers, paying tribute to Prince and Beyonce.

Will this turn into Bushgate 2.0?

Time will tell, and it’s worth noting when the Chicks began making fun of Trump, he was not yet the Republican nominee.

Lead singer Natalie Maines is nothing if not outspoken, and as the summer unfolds, she may find herself moved to speak out even more than she already has.

The Chicks return to Dallas for the first time in a decade Aug. 5 at Gexa Energy Pavilion.

Preston Jones: 817-390-7713, @prestonjones

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