American President Donald Trump is due to visit the UK on Thursday, something which hasn’t gone unnoticed by those who disagree with his politics. But on top of a giant baby blimp and a massive protest in London, there’s also a campaign to get the appropriately named ‘American Idiot’ to the top of the UK singles chart.

The iconic song, which was released in 2004, peaked at number three in the UK charts, but fans hope it can do two better this time round to really stick it to the US leader. Despite originally being written during the first term of former President George W. Bush, many feel that the song fits even better with Mr Trump and his policies, which include the so-called ‘Muslim Ban’ and the building of a wall on the USA’s southern border.

The idea was first introduced by a Facebook page, which reacted quickly to the news of Mr Trump’s upcoming visit by pointing out that the first full day of his three-and-a-half day trip would coincide perfectly with the Friday announcement of the UK’s top 40 singles. The page suggested that the UK people could use this as a way to show the president just how welcome he really is, an idea which has been enthusiastically received by many.

Fans based in the United Kingdom can help get the song to the top of the charts in a number of ways. While we realise that most of you reading GDA will already own the song on at least one format, all versions count towards the chart, so now’s the perfect time to buy the Bullet In a Bible or Awesome As **** live version you've wanted for ages, or the single from the deluxe version of the album, which is only 59p on iTunes right now! And if you already own all of those, you can still contribute to the song's chart position by streaming it on services like Spotify, or by listening on YouTube, though each play on these services has less impact than a single purchase.

This week's chart will be calculated from music consumed until 23:59 UK time on Thursday, so all UK streams and purchases between now and then will count. The announcement of the UK Top 40 is then due the following afternoon, and we'll make sure to keep you updated if the song does chart highly. In the meantime, you can keep track of the campaign over in our dedicated forum thread.

Do you think the song can make number one? Or is the competition just too tough nowadays? Let us know in the comments!
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