British Trump critics aim to top UK charts with ‘American Idiot’ song ahead of visit

British Trump critics aim to top UK charts with ‘American Idiot’ song ahead of visit

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Besides a huge, angry-looking Trump baby blimp, President Donald Trump will be greeted by the British with a unique protest of an American song by Green Day which topped the charts in 2004 and is now trending in the United Kingdom over a decade later — ‘American Idiot.’

British protesters are campaigning for the song to become No. 1 on the UK charts to troll Trump ahead of his upcoming visit. So far, it’s caused a social media uproar and is skyrocketing to the top of UK charts.

PHOTO: (L-R) Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool of Green Day perform during Global Citizen Festival 2017 at Central Park on Sept. 23, 2017, in New York City.Michael Kovac/Getty Images
(L-R) Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool of Green Day perform during Global Citizen Festival 2017 at Central Park on Sept. 23, 2017, in New York City.

A “Get American Idiot to No. 1 for Trump’s UK Visit” Facebook page was even created for the campaign. They’re asking people to download and stream the song between July 6 to Thursday, July 12.

The campaign also exploded on Twitter urging users to add more fuel to its success. The campaign claims “American Idiot” hit No. 1 on Google Play. The song is also now No. 1 on the UK Amazon chart.

“American Idiot” is no stranger to the political scene as it was created a year after the Iraq War began when President George W. Bush was in office. It blasted the Bush administration as a critique of propaganda at the onset of a nearly decade-long war.

“I’m not a part of a redneck agenda, now everybody do the propaganda and sing along to the age of paranoia,” the song’s lyrics say. “Welcome to a new kind of tension all across the alien nation where everything isn’t meant to be okay.”

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