August 17, 2016


Billie Joe Armstrong Compares Donald Trump to Hitler: 'I Can't Wait 'Til He's Gone'

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Like many Americans, Billie Joe Armstrong is none too keen on Donald Trump. In an interview with Kerrang! (via NME), the Green Day frontman compared the presidential candidate to one of history's most wicked figures—Adolf Hitler.

"The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are. I actually feel bad for them, because they're poor, working-class people who can't get a leg up," the punk rocker stated. "They're pissed off and he's preyed on their anger. He just said, 'You have no options and I'm the only one, and I'm going to take care of it myself.' I mean, that's fucking Hitler, man!"

Armstrong also made reference to George W. Bush, whom Green Day tore down in past singles like 2004's "American Idiot": “I don’t even know how else to explain it…I wish I were over-exaggerating. And sometime maybe I do over-exaggerate with Bush. But with Trump, I just can’t wait ’til he’s gone.”

When the singer isn't dragging political figures, he and his bandmates are currently promoting their upcoming album Revolution Radio. For more Green Day, check out our roundup of the band's classic songs.