Green Day's American Idiot could be #1 for Trump's United Kingdom visit

Brunilde Fioravanti
Luglio 11, 2018

As Trump prepares to visit the United Kingdom on Thursday following the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium, cheeky UK protesters are trying to push Green Day's 2004 hit "American Idiot" back to the top of the charts to welcome him. It's predicted that it'll need another 4,000 downloads to break the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. The song is now number one on Amazon in the United Kingdom and, per Huffington Post, managed to hit the UK's Top 20 as of Monday.

Over the last month Trump has faced global criticism after it emerged thousands of immigrant children had been separated from their parents at the USA border, many of whom were lost in custody. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's office has given permission for the 20ft, orange-faced, "Trump Baby" inflatable to fly over Parliament Square Gardens for two hours on the morning of Friday 13 July.

2004 hit was written in-part about George W. Bush and has now been adopted to protest Trump's visit. Lyrics include "Don't wanna be an American idiot/One nation controlled by the media/Information Age of hysteria/It's calling out to idiot America".

Of course, given the long, agonizing stretch English fans have experienced since the country's last World Cup win in 1966 (basically worldwide soccer's version of the Chicago Cubs' infamous World Series drought), the "American Idiot" pranksters probably won't mind.

The campaign even has a catchy hashtag - MAIGA, or Make American Idiot Great Again.

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