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Billie Joe Armstrong On Donald Trump: “His Intention Is To Divide Us…”

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 30 January 2017 at 13.07

"Please don't allow this madman to take out his revenge... on US."



Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has responded to Donald Trump's first week as President of the USA.

"I feel like I'm in a state of shock..." he wrote on Instagram.

"The executive orders Trump is signing feels like a vendetta.. Trump is not only taking out his revenge on the people who protested him, but also the average American that just didn't vote for him."

"These reckless decisions on healthcare, muslim-americans, immigration, environmental protection, freedom of speech, freedom of press, women's right to choose what to do with their bodies, suggesting sending in the feds to Chicago .. are signs of a man that is trying to redefine what it is that keeps our common union as Americans.. This is not just his "conservative agenda." It's an all out assault on our civil liberties. His intention is to divide us as Americans."

"Maybe we don't agree on all of these issues.. But can't we see eye to eye on some?  I have conservative/republican friends and family.. I understand their point of view even if I don't agree with it. It's their right. It's their beliefs."

"However the progressive side is just as "American" as the other side. At what point do we all come together as "Americans". Isn't this about freedom and unity? I don't think this president has a grasp on the concept of the American dream.. the dream that we come from different backgrounds to come together."

"Please respect each other. Please show compassion. Please don't allow this madman to take out his revenge.... on US."

 

i feel like I'm in a state of shock.. The executive orders Trump is signing feels like a vendetta.. Trump is not only taking out his revenge on the people who protested him, but also the average American that just didn't vote for him. These reckless decisions on healthcare, muslim-americans, immigration, environmental protection, freedom of speech, freedom of press, women's right to choose what to do with their bodies, suggesting sending in the feds to Chicago .. are signs of a man that is trying to redefine what it is that keeps our common union as Americans.. This is not just his "conservative agenda." It's an all out assault on our civil liberties. His intention is to divide us as Americans. Maybe we don't agree on all of these issues.. But can't we see eye to eye on some? I have conservative/republican friends and family.. I understand their point of view even if I don't agree with it. It's their right. It's their beliefs. However the progressive side is just as "American" as the other side. At what point do we all come together as "Americans". Isn't this about freedom and unity? I don't think this president has a grasp on the concept of the American dream.. the dream that we come from different backgrounds to come together. Please respect each other. Please show compassion. Please don't allow this madman to take out his revenge.... on US respect BJ

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Green Day will return to the UK very soon, alongside The Interrupters (February only). Those dates are:

FEBRUARY

05 - LEEDS First Direct Arena
06 - MANCHESTER Arena
08 - LONDON O2

JULY

01 - LONDON Hyde Park
04 - GLASGOW Bellahouston Park

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