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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Calls Trump 'Illuminati' on the Radio

by Cailey Lindberg   Nov 10, 2016 17:54 PM EST

Billie Joe Armstrong attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 on November 6, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands (Photo : Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is joining the chorus of voices in the music industry speaking out against Trump, and even called our new president “Illuminati” on the radio. The front man may have been in Europe on Election Day, but was just as shocked as the rest of us on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning when it became clear that Trump would be elected.

“I fell asleep, and at 6 a.m. I woke up choking… I look at my phone and I was like, ‘Oh, this is not good,’ ‘cause usually I get like four every day. All my friends and family, everybody was 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,” he said to host Chris Moyles on Radio X.

Moyles then joked on air, “The only thing we can hope for is the Illuminati really does exist and there’s a bunch of men sitting around a boardroom table going, ‘We’re in charge, you are just a figurehead.’”

“The problem is he might just be a puppet for their own agenda,” Armstrong said. “Which, I dunno, I think could be even scarier. Not that I’m going to go down a scary road right now.”

Armstrong also took to his Instagram to release a thoughtful post chronicling just how he felt about Trump’s win.

Green Day also recently released their latest album, Revolution Radio, which ironically contained no songs about Trump. The front man explained that Trump inspires him to do nothing, and that’s why there were no songs about him on the album. He also praised Clinton saying that she had the most progressive platform that the country has ever seen.

 as the outcome of this election is still sinking in i'm left wondering what the hell to do. what to think.. what to say. like the vast majority of you i want to say SOMEthing. our social progress got punched in the face. hard. it's hard to tell if we made any progress at all.. the dark side of our better angels have spoken.. they gloat.. they cheer.. i pity them. i pity them because they have no clue what they've gotten our country into. or the world for that matter.. but one thing is for sure. racism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, and xenophobes have no place in around green day and/or any green day event. as for the true angels. if you are black, white brown, of any nationality or any faith, gay, straight, trans, girl, boy, punk, metal, goth, weirdo, skin, freak, and the overall marginalized of all ages we welcome you with all the rage and love we can muster.. we stand by you. together. in love and unity forever.. and that day will come when we get off the ground and punch right back.. even harder rage and love billie joe

A photo posted by Billie Joe Armstrong (@billiejoearmstrong) on Nov 9, 2016 at 1:11pm PST

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