Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Is Topping UK Charts Upon Trump’s Visit

Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs UK charts ahead of Trump visit

That night, he posed on the red carpet with his wife, Melania, wearing his signature long red tie, and even managed to sit in the theatre under the same roof as Rosie O'Donnell "without incident", Playbill reported at the time.

When President Donald Trump arrives in the United Kingdom for a visit beginning July 13, a growing group of protestors have one goal: make Green Day's "American Idiot" the No. 1 song on the English charts.

According to the New York Daily News, Green Day's Iraq War protest song was the choice of a deliberate purchase- and streaming-campaign hoping to have it top the charts by the time Mr. Trump arrived Thursday.

Campaigners seem to be doing quite a solid job already, with the track topping the British Amazon charts as of July 6th. On Amazon in the U.K., American Idiot is now the best-selling song.

A Facebook group promoting the social media campaign has more than 20,000 followers and has been calling on said followers to download "American Idiot" between July 6 and July 12. "We are the country who put Sex Pistols and Rage Against the Machine at No. 1 in the past". "Welcome to a new kind of tension all across the alien nation where everything isn't meant to be okay".

Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and thousands of protesters are expected to join demonstrations during his visit, including plans to fly a blimp over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby.

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