The song climbing the UK charts ahead of Trump’s arrival will infuriate the president

The song's popularity has soared on numerous music platforms

Green Day’s 2004 hit song American Idiot has been rising up the UK charts ahead of Donald Trump’s visit, thanks to efforts from various social media campaign groups. The US president is set to arrive in the UK on 12 July ahead of meetings with Theresa May and the Queen, along with a visit to Scotland.

American Idiot

Facebook pages such as ‘Get American Idiot to No.1’ for Trump’s UK Visit have spearheaded the campaign, encouraging people to download and buy the song. The group has helped bolster sales on music platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon Music and Google Play.

Twitter account @Trumpidiotno1 has also shared links to music platforms to engage people to buy and download the song:

The rock classic, originally written about George W Bush, is currently number one on Amazon Music and Google Play. It has also entered the official UK charts, dipping in and out of the Top 20 over the course of this week. The song is also receiving resounding success on iTunes, sitting at number three at the time of writing.

One of many peaceful protests

Trump is no stranger to protests, and having cancelled an earlier visit to the UK amid concerns about protests, he will be apprehensive about the reception waiting for him. Amongst the thousands of placard-wielding protesters, he can expect to encounter a giant 20ft diaper-wearing Trump baby balloon. The balloon, crowdfunded by activists including Leo Murray, will take to the skies of London in full view of its smaller, real-life counterpart.

Read on...

Trump has strategically coordinated his route to avoid the mass protests and the 20ft effigy. However, avoiding roars of the Green Day classic for the duration of his trip might prove more difficult. As the country embraces American Idiot on our music platforms, we certainly won’t embrace the American idiot on our streets.

Get Involved!

Read our other articles on Trump’s Visit.

Support The Canary if you appreciate the work we do.

– Follow us on Twitter and Facebook so you never miss a story.

Featured image via FoxBusiness/YouTube

We need your help to keep speaking the truth

Every story that you have come to us with; each injustice you have asked us to investigate; every campaign we have fought; each of your unheard voices we amplified; we do this for you. We are making a difference on your behalf.

Our fight is your fight. You’ve supported our collective struggle every time you gave us a like; and every time you shared our work across social media. Now we need you to support us with a monthly donation.

We have published nearly 2,000 articles and over 50 films in 2021. And we want to do this and more in 2022 but we don’t have enough money to go on at this pace. So, if you value our work and want us to continue then please join us and be part of The Canary family.

In return, you get:

* Advert free reading experience
* Quarterly group video call with the Editor-in-Chief
* Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
* 20% discount in our shop

Almost all of our spending goes to the people who make The Canary’s content. So your contribution directly supports our writers and enables us to continue to do what we do: speaking truth, powered by you. We have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence our vital opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right-wing mainstream media.

With your help we can continue:

* Holding political and state power to account
* Advocating for the people the system marginalises
* Being a media outlet that upholds the highest standards
* Campaigning on the issues others won’t
* Putting your lives central to everything we do

We are a drop of truth in an ocean of deceit. But we can’t do this without your support. So please, can you help us continue the fight?

The Canary Support us

Comments are closed