Green Day's 'American Idiot' Climbs Charts Ahead of Trump’s Visit to UK

Caleb Tolin | July 10, 2018
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“American Idiot,” a song written by the punk band Green Day, is climbing the charts in the United Kingdom just days ahead of President Trump's visit.

The Huffington Post reported that the 2004 hit rose to the #1 spot on Amazon’s singles list and broke through the iTunes top 10 within the past few days.

The Green Day song has a whole slew of anti-American rhetoric. Here is one particular gem:

Well maybe I'm the f-----t America

I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

Now everybody do the propaganda

And sing along to the age of paranoia

The rise in the charts was prompted by a social media campaign calling for the song to reemerge to "annoy Donald Trump and Nigel Farage."

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joked about the song earlier this month when news broke that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered Kim Jong-un a copy of the Elton John hit, “Rocket Man.”

In addition to the anti-American tune, Trump will be welcomed by several pre-planned protests accompanied by a giant "Baby Trump" blimp when he arrives later this week.

(Cover Photo: Deviant Art - FoolOnTheHill)

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