Green Day Lead Singer: 'No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA'

Billie Joe Armstrong at the American Music Awards / AP
November 21, 2016

Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, ad-libbed a chorus attacking President-elect Donald Trump during the rock band's performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

"No KKK, no fascist USA, no Trump," Armstrong sang out during his group's performance of their song "Bang Bang," Fox News reported.

The band's chant is their second political statement of the month. The rock group changed the lyric of their song "American Idiot" at the MTV Europe Music Awards November 6 from "the subliminal mind-f**k America" to "the subliminal mind Trump America."

Armstrong also compared Trump to Hitler in an interview with Kerrang! magazine in August.

"The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are," the singer told the magazine. "I actually feel bad for them, because they're poor, working-class people who can't get a leg up. They're just pissed off and he's preyed on their anger."

The American punk band, known for hits such as "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends," has previously used its platform and music to comment on politics. The group's 2004 record "American Idiot" was released during the 2004 presidential election and was seen as a critique of the Bush administration and its policies towards the Iraq War.

Green Day was not the only participant at the AMAs to speak out against Trump. Joint hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah used their opening monologue to poke fun at Trump and incoming First Lady Melania Trump.

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