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There’s A Campaign To Get A Popular Green Day Song To Top The Charts In Time For Trump’s UK Visit

On July 13, President Donald Trump will be heading across the pond for a long-overdue visit to the U.K. Many in Great Britain, however, are a little less than thrilled to be playing host to the President. In fact, among fans of the pop-punk band Green Day, a campaign has begun to get their hit single American Idiot to the top of the charts when Trump arrives.

The post, circulating online, reads:

We have a date, he’s coming Friday 13th July… so if we ALL buy enough downloads of Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ between Friday 6th-Thursday 12th it will time PERFECTLY to hit No.1 the very day he arrives on UK soil! Streaming counts too but less effective. Let’s do this!

Green Day and frontman Billy Joe Armstrong have been very open about their disdain for President Trump since he took office, often leading anti-Trump chants at their concerts. Armstrong has supported the American Idiot campaign on his Instagram, though he later removed the post.

The lyrics to Amerian Idiot read:

Don’t wanna be an American idiot

Don’t want a nation under the new mania

And can you hear the sound of hysteria?

The subliminal mind-f*ck America.

Some fans were delighted by the campaign:

Others think there are better ways to protest Trump’s visit.

Perhaps it’s time the campaign began in America.

This wouldn’t be the first time a music campaign succeeded in sending a not-so-musical message. In 2013, Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead reached #2 on the U.K. charts following the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

H/T – Indy 100, Twitter, Dave J Hogan/Getty Images, Pool/Getty Images

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