Ahead of Trump's visit, Green Day's 'American Idiot' is topping the U.K. charts

Green Day performing in 2017.
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Operation "Make American Idiot Great Again" is underway, and so far, it's a success.

When President Trump arrives in England later this week for his first visit while in office, he might not want to turn on any radios or check any of the charts, as there's a social media campaign to make Green Day's 2004 song "American Idiot" the No. 1 single during his trip. Over the weekend, the song — a critique of the media coverage surrounding the Iraq War — entered the Top 10 on Britain's iTunes and Amazon charts, and Chart Data reports that on Monday, "American Idiot" also made a comeback on the official singles charts; it's now in the Top 20.

The Brits aren't the only ones trolling Trump with the track; last week, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) suggested that if Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was going to gift North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a CD of Elton John's song "Rocket Man," Kim should reciprocate with "American Idiot."

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