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Despite attempts to use the song to spite President Trump, "American Idiot" is actually inspired by former president George W. Bush and the Iraq War, and features lyrics criticizing the media - one of President Trump's most famous enemies. He'll meet Queen Elizabeth and huddle with British Prime Minister Theresa May but, in a break from custom for a visit by a foreign leader, he will not visit Downing Street. After Trump's "working visit" - as opposed to a formal state visit - was announced in April, the effort went into overdrive.
The president is scheduled to stay in London on the night of his arrival but will spend the rest of his trip outside of the capital.
Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day (C) and the cast of "American Idiot" sing "21 Guns" at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010.
A Twitter account created to increase the song's popularity ahead of Trump's visit indicated over the weekend that the track was a top-10 seller on iTunes, as well.