Green Day's American Idiot continues to climb ahead of Trump's United Kingdom visit


This is compounded by the fact that Trump reportedly requested to block all protests in the United Kingdom during his upcoming visit. But some people are less than thrilled that he'll be crossing the pond come July 13.

As Trump prepares to visit the United Kingdom on Thursday following the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium, cheeky UK protesters are trying to push Green Day's 2004 hit "American Idiot" back to the top of the charts to welcome him.

Pro-Trump Facebook users showed a spectrum of distaste for the campaign, and scolded organizers for simply lining the pockets of the record company and the band "who don't need the money".

The song protest ahead of Trump's visit comes as London Mayor Sadiq Khan defended his decision to approve permits for a six-metre high blimp of Trump dressed like a baby. "We are the country who put Sex Pistols and Rage Against the Machine at No. 1 in the past".

According to a July 10 tweet from the Official UK Chart Twitter, the campaign is off to a "strong start".

A new edition of the ranking will drop in about two days - coinciding with Trump's arrival.

Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day (C) and the cast of "American Idiot" sing "21 Guns" at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010.

The band has remained politically outspoken since.

The song's performance on the chart is largely down to a social media campaign launched to protest Trump's visit to the UK.

As it now stands, American Idiot is sitting at number 18 in the midweek charts.

During a performance of the song "Bang Bang" at the 2016 American Music Awards, the group added the line, "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist US". Trump arrives on Thursday for a four-day visit.