Far from one to remain quiet and subdued when faced with a unfavourable political presence or movement, especially in his home country of the USA, Billie Joe Armstrong, frontman for punk rock mainstays Green Day, has been incredibly vocal with his distaste towards now President Donald Trump, especially following his win in the November electoral vote.
Now, with Trump having been in office as the US President for just over a week and already causing much upset with the changes that he’s putting in place, Armstrong has made a statement sharing his views on what’s going on, commenting that “The executive orders Trump is signing feels like a vendetta” and saying “I don’t think this president has a grasp on the concept of the American dream… the dream that we come from different backgrounds to come together.”
You can read the full statement made by Armstrong below:
Previously, Armstrong has had more than his fair share of lashing out towards Trump and the results of the election, once comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler (here), and also sharing with the BBC how he feels about the anti-Trump protests, explaining, “I don’t think any of us were prepared for Donald Trump to be president. I think there’s going to come a time when the protests get larger and larger – and that I fully support.”
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