Green Day has never shied away from making their political perspectives known. Their album American Idiot debuted in the middle of the George W. Bush presidency, and they were extremely open about the fact that it reflected their thoughts on the then-current administration.
So we’re not too surprised that, according to EW, they had something to say during a recent concert about a certain Donald J. Trump.
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong took a moment between songs to say,
He continued with,
Basically, Armstrong was loudly and proudly taking a dig at Trump and the extremely questionable (let’s be real — reprehensible) support he gets from outright racists and racists groups. He then segued into the hit song “American Idiot,” sending a not-so-subtle message. Take a look at a clip from the concert of the guys singing “Holiday.”
We hear you Billie, and we thank you for helping us vent our anger about the current political situation. This is punk rock at its finest.