It’s no secret how Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong feels about the Republican presidential candidate and now US president-elect, Donald Trump.
However, Armstrong has now said in a recent interview with the BBC that he fully supports the anti-Trump protests that are taking place in the country following the election results last week (November 8th 2016).
Expressing that the results left him feeling as if his “country is being set on fire”, Armstrong also said in the interview, “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.”
The band also recently had an interview at Warner Bros. Records HQ in London, where they discussed their dissatisfaction towards the results further. You can stream and watch that interview in full below:
Armstrong has been very outspoken about his anti-Trump views, including at one point comparing the now US president-elect to Adolf Hitler (here).
The band’s twelfth studio album, ‘Revolution Radio’, is available now through Reprise Records.