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American Nightmare – Green Day’s Billie Joe on the crazy election that could change the world forever

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  • Nov 05
    American Nightmare – Green Day’s Billie Joe on the crazy election that could change the world forever

    Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has admitted that some members of his family are going to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming US election.

    The pop-punk band released their twelfth studio album ‘Revolution Radio’ in October, their first record since 2012. Speaking to NME in this week’s magazine, available nationwide today (November 4) and online shortly, Armstrong compared billionaire TV personality-turned-Republican candidate Trump to Hitler and bemoaned the current state of US politics.

    Also in the interview, Armstrong revealed: “I’ve got family members from Oklahoma that are big Trump supporters. And there’s no clear answer on why they’re supporting him because he doesn’t even have any policies.”

    “How can you have an opinion about who you want for the Leader of the Free World when the guy running doesn’t have answers to any questions?” Armstrong added.

    “Except for a fucking wall! That’s never going to happen, give me a break. You know, dude, I just think it’s been mass manipulation. Your grandparents have been hijacked by Fox News [who are] getting their information from the National Enquirer [and] tabloids that are saying, ‘Hillary Clinton adopted an alien baby’. I’m not kidding you. Like, an alien from outer space! They’re grasping at straws to do anything to destroy her.”

    The singer went on to blames the rise of Trump on “uneducated white working-class people”, saying: “That’s the problem right there. There’s this white nationalism that’s been brewing under the radar for a long time. But now [Trump’s] been able to cause people to lash out and blame minorities and it’s really confusing. I mean, blatant misogyny going on at the same time.”

    Read more at NME Magazine out now: HERE

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on November 5, 2016 - 5:00am

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has admitted that some members of his family are going to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming US election.

The pop-punk band released their twelfth studio album ‘Revolution Radio’ in October, their first record since 2012. Speaking to NME in this week’s magazine, available nationwide today (November 4) and online shortly, Armstrong compared billionaire TV personality-turned-Republican candidate Trump to Hitler and bemoaned the current state of US politics.

Also in the interview, Armstrong revealed: “I’ve got family members from Oklahoma that are big Trump supporters. And there’s no clear answer on why they’re supporting him because he doesn’t even have any policies.”

“How can you have an opinion about who you want for the Leader of the Free World when the guy running doesn’t have answers to any questions?” Armstrong added.

“Except for a fucking wall! That’s never going to happen, give me a break. You know, dude, I just think it’s been mass manipulation. Your grandparents have been hijacked by Fox News [who are] getting their information from the National Enquirer [and] tabloids that are saying, ‘Hillary Clinton adopted an alien baby’. I’m not kidding you. Like, an alien from outer space! They’re grasping at straws to do anything to destroy her.”

The singer went on to blames the rise of Trump on “uneducated white working-class people”, saying: “That’s the problem right there. There’s this white nationalism that’s been brewing under the radar for a long time. But now [Trump’s] been able to cause people to lash out and blame minorities and it’s really confusing. I mean, blatant misogyny going on at the same time.”

Read more at NME Magazine out now: HERE

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