Green Day Calls Out Donald Trump in New Jersey
As Green Day prepare to release another album of social commentary, Revolution Radio, on Oct. 7, they’re getting more active in the upcoming U.S. election. Last night (Sept. 28), they took another swipe at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
This comes via Billboard, who found video of their performance of “Holiday” at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J., the home of Bon Jovi. During the breakdown, singer Billie Joe Armstrong called for the lights to be turned off. "Have you guys been watching the news lately?" he asked in the video above. "What do you think of our candidates for the presidency of the United States of America? What do you think of New York's finest, Mr. Donald Trump? … No racism in this f---ing room, I’ll tell you that right now. There is no white supremacy in this f---ing room right now! We are coming together tonight, to in New Jersey to call b------- on all the f---ing politicians tonight!"
When the song kicked back in, Armstrong changed the lyric “pulverize the Eiffel Towers” to “pulverize the Trump Towers.” During the previous song in the set, “Know Your Enemy,” Armstrong said that Trump surrogate and embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was the enemy.
Six weeks ago, Armstrong saw a similarity between Trump and Adolf Hitler. “The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are,” he said. “I actually feel bad for them, because they’re poor, working-class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger. He just said, ‘You have no options and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s f---ing Hitler, man!”
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