Watch Green Day take aim at Donald Trump in new video

Pop-punk legends Green Day have shared a new music video for their song Troubled Times – which takes aim at US President-elect Donald Trump.

You can watch the video, which also pays tribute to the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King, below.

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was very vocal in his criticism of Trump in the run-up to the election, comparing the property billionaire to Adolf Hitler.

Speaking to NME after Trump’s shock victory, Armstrong said that the weight of the Republican’s victory was difficult for his country to come to terms with – and the reason why “everybody is scared out of their minds”.

“Well, everything feels brand new right now, and pretty raw – but I don’t think anybody was prepared and that’s why you see so much shock and outrage right now,” said Armstrong.

“Nobody thought Trump would win and that’s why everybody is scared out of their minds, but I think that when you get desperate and feel that you’re not heard.

“Already, you are starting to see demonstrations. for example there were 100,000 people in New York and there’s a lot more to come. I hope that continues.”

Armstrong continued: “I think a lot of people are grieving, it’s like there has been a death in the family. That’s what’s going on. So I know it’s really hard to laugh while you’re scared – that’s what comedians say, so most people are scared. When the smoke begins to clear, you’ll see creative people speaking out.”

As reported on AAA Edinburgh recently, Green Day will return to Scotland this summer to play a huge outdoor headline show in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park (July 4).

Having amassed in excess of 75 million album sales to date, the show is in support of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, which was released by Reprise Records in October this year.

 

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