According to the Washington Post, Trump protesters in the United Kingdom started a campaign to get the Green Day song American Idiot to the top of the charts in honor of Trump's visit this week for meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May, the Queen, and other British figures.
The campaign was originally launched back in April, when Trump's visit was officially confirmed to be going ahead. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineKaine jokes: Kim Jong Un will send Trump a copy of "American Idiot" The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance - Anticipation builds for Trump's SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett emerges as favorite on right, target for left MORE (D-Va.) last week also cited the Green Day hit in mocking Trump. Chart Data also reported that the song has cracked the Top 20 on Britain's official singles chart midway through the charting week.
So far the effort appears to be working, with the song checking in at No. 18 on the chart Tuesday.
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Its renewed success is down to a fan campaign aiming to increase the song's popularity and get it to No.1. They dubbed the campaign "Make American Idiot Great Again".
Later this week, Donald Trump will pay a presidential visit to British prime minister Theresa May in the U.K. Prior to the scheduled visit, he reportedly requested that May block all protests of his arrival, which May is said to have told him would be impossible.
During a planned "Stop Trump" march in central London on Friday, a 19-foot-tall orange balloon - shaped to look like a baby version of Trump - will be flown as high as 98 feet in the air near Parliament.