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Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs UK charts ahead of Trump visit

The 2004 Green Day hit song "American Idiot" is climbing the charts in the United Kingdom ahead of President Trump's visit there later this week.

HuffPost reported Monday that the song is the No. 1 single on Amazon's list of best-selling songs in Britain.

A Twitter account created to increase the song's popularity ahead of Trump's visit indicated over the weekend that the track was a top-10 seller on iTunes, as well. The song was originally written, in part, about then-President George W. Bush.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) last week also cited the Green Day hit in mocking Trump. In response to reports that Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a copy of the Elton John song "Rocket Man," the senator joked that Kim should return the favor by giving Trump "American Idiot."

Trump is scheduled to visit the U.K. from Thursday through Sunday as he meets with Prime Minister Theresa May and other British officials.

Thousands of people are expected to turn out to protest Trump's first visit since taking office. Among the planned demonstration is a large "Trump baby" blimp, which was approved by London city officials to fly over Parliament.

Trump will largely steer clear of London during his stay, but the White House disputed that it was to avoid the likely protests.

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