Green Day, no stranger to political statements, chanted “No Trump” during the performance of their single “Bang Bang” at Sunday’s American Music Awards.
“No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA,” the band chanted from the stage. The line is a twist on the 1982 song “Born to Die” by MDC, which contains the line “No war, no KKK, no fascist USA.”
Co-hosts Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid also mentioned Trump, mocking him and his wife Melania during their opening monologue and demonstrating their impressions of the soon-to-be First Couple.
“I gotta do the face right,” Hadid said before pouting her lips and putting on an exaggerated accent to mock the future First Lady’s record of plagiarism. “I love my husband, President Barack Obama and our children, Sasha and Malia.”
Pharoah followed up her performance with his impression of Donald Trump, joking that the Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson hit “Uptown Funk” was actually inspired by the president-elect. “It was all totally about me, it was originally called ‘Uptown Trump,'” he joked, with Trump’s signature accent.
Trump was also mentioned when Mark Cuban of “Shark Tank” and Idina Menzel of “Frozen” took the stage to present one of the night’s awards. Menzel joked that “scary Broadway types” wouldn’t be allowed at President Trump’s inauguration after Vice President-elect Mike Pence was called out by the cast of “Hamilton” on Friday night.
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This is not the first time Green Day has protested Trump. In an interview with Kerrang in August, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong compared the then-candidate to Adolf Hitler.
“He just said, ‘You have no options and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s f–ing Hitler, man!,” he said.
Watch Green Day call out Trump below:
No KKK, No fascist USA, No Trump! pic.twitter.com/Lv2pRgOJJX
— Green Day Authority (@GDA) November 21, 2016
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