Green Day Slam Donald Trump During Performance of ‘Holiday’ in New Jersey
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong made headlines earlier this year when he compared Donald Trump to Hitler, and it appears that he's not letting up on his contempt of the presidential candidate. During the band's performance at New Jersey's Starland Ballroom, Armstrong interjected some Trump commentary into the middle of the band's rendition of "Holiday."
As seen in the fan shot video above (around the 2:34 mark), Armstrong instructs the crew to "turn out the lights" while he spoke. "You guys been watching the news lately? What do you think of our candidates for the presidency of the United States of America?" asked Armstrong, eliciting a chorus of boos. "What do you think of 'New York's finest,' Mr. Donald Trump?" which was met with even more boos.
He continued, "No racism, no racism, no racism in this f--king room, I'll tell you that right now. There is no white supremacy in this f--king room right now. We are coming together, tonight here in New Jersey, to call bulls--t on all the f--king politicians tonight." The band then continued the track, but Armstrong switched up the "Holiday" lyrics from "Pulverize the Eiffel Tower" to "Pulverize the Trump Towers" to the delight of the crowd.
In addition to the Trump takedown seen above, Billboard reports that Armstrong also saved a bit of vitriol for New Jersey's governor Chris Christie, referring to him as "the enemy" while performing the song "Know Your Enemy."
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