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'Trump has dragged politics into the gutter, like a WWE wrestling match'

Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong has revealed why their new album ‘Revolution Radio‘ features no songs about Donald Trump.

Despite the album’s political leanings and Armstrong’s strong opposition to the Presidential candidate, he can’t bring himself to tackle him as a subject through song.

“There are no songs about Donald Trump on there [‘Revolution Radio’],” Armstrong told Q. ” I made sure of that, because he inspires me to do nothing. Trump has dragged politics into the gutter, like a WWE wrestling match.”

He added that Hilary Clinton  has “the most progressive platform a Presidential candidate has ever had up to this point.”

Armstrong recently slammed Trump as a ‘white supremacist’ and has been changing the lyrics of ‘Holiday’ to attack him during gigs.

Meanwhile, Green Day recently confirmed to NME that production on the movie adaptation of their seminal ‘American Idiot’ album is well underway, having been given the ‘green light’ by HBO.

– Read more: Why Green Day are the ‘greatest living punk band’

The band return to the UK to tour in early 2017, performing at Leeds First Direct Arena 5 February, Manchester Arena (6) and London O2 Arena (8) – and will headline British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park in London on Saturday 1 July.