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Trump’s UK visit has inspired a campaign to get Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ trending — and, you guys, it’s actually working

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Donald Trump and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.

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President Donald Trump is set to make his first diplomatic visit to the UK this week. But some people are less than thrilled that he’ll be crossing the pond come July 13.

To protest the president’s visit, a campaign has launched to get Green Day’s song “American Idiot” to the top spot on UK charts in time for Trump’s arrival.

The campaign has been especially popular on Twitter and Facebook.

According to a July 10 tweet from the Official UK Chart Twitter, the campaign is off to a “strong start.”

The song is currently holding the 18th position on the UK charts.

A new edition of the ranking will drop in about two days — coinciding with Trump’s arrival.

Released in 2004, “American Idiot” is a punk rock song protesting US involvement in the Iraq war.

And the band has remained politically outspoken since. Notably, Billie Joe Armstrong led a chant of “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” at the 2016 American Music Awards.

But this musical protest isn’t the only way people speaking out against Trump’s visit, which will take place from Thursday to Sunday.

London’s mayor has given a group permission to fly a 20-foot-tall balloon depicting President Donald Trump as an angry baby over London when he visits the city on July 13.

Representatives for the Official Charts, Green Day, and American Idiot For UK No.1 When Trump Visits didn’t immediately return INSIDER’s request for comment.

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