By Hayden Wright
As the frontman of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong’s most iconic work condemned the George W. Bush administration: a president who he saw as a bumbling, deceptive, dangerous American Idiot. Now, while Bush’s first Republican successor Donald Trump prepares to take office, Armstrong is voicing his disgust at the results of the election.
“I went to bed [on election night] and everyone kinda thought the correct side was going to win,” he said in an interview with Radio X. “Then at 6 a.m. I wake up choking – like this is kinda gross, like when you inhale spit – so I’m thinking ‘Oh my god why am I coughing?’”
“And of course the first thing I do is think ‘I’ll check and see what happened’. So I go to my phone and I look and I have 50 messages,” he continued. “And I was like, ‘This is not good’. ‘Cause usually I get four every day. All my friends and family were freaked out because they just elected a fascist into the White House for the first time in American history. It’s all sinking in right now.”
The takeaway, Armstrong says, is that progressive Americans have to stand together through the next four years and embrace a dash of conspiracy theorism.
“Treat each other with respect and kindness and love,” Armstrong added. “[Trump]could be a puppet for the [Illuminati’s] own agenda, which is even scarier. But I’m not going to go down the scary mode right now because it’s early in the morning.”