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Brits plan cheeky 'American Idiot' protest for Trump visit

Brits plan cheeky 'American Idiot' protest for Trump visit

Representatives for the Official Charts and Green Day didn't immediately return INSIDER's request for comment. But in the UK, "American Idiot" was a smash, peaking at No. 3 in 2004.

A punk rock song from 14 years ago is re-gaining popularity in the United Kingdom, days ahead of President Donald Trump's scheduled visit there. Trump arrives on Thursday for a four-day visit. "'The main reason we made George W. Bush the "American Idiot" is because he started a war, ' Armstrong wrote".

The "American Idiot" campaign has had a much longer gestation period than similar attempts in the past, having launched in January 2017 ahead of a state visit by the president, which he cancelled over what he saw as a "bad deal" on the establishment of a new USA embassy in London. Now can you hear the sound of hysteria?!

To be fair, not everyone's knickers are in a twist across the pond about Trump's visit.




Trump is set to meet Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II during his four-day stay.

The prep work, one constable told The Guardian, is akin to what would happen "if London was burning down".

A giant blimp depicting Trump as a baby holding an iPhone is also expected to greet him in London, should he get close enough to the protests to see it. Tim Kaine on Friday regarding reports that Trump had planned to gift North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with a CD featuring Elton John's "Rocket Man", a nod to Trump's nickname for the Supreme Leader.

Green Day's Mike Dirnt gave the campaign a tweet of approval when it launched in late April. He called the show an "amazing theatrical experience" on Twitter.