Thom Yorke, Billie Joe Armstrong Curse Out Donald Trump for Pulling Out of Paris Deal
It's no surprise that a number of musicians — including Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong — have taken to social media to strongly and colorfully criticize President Donald Trump after he announced the U.S. would begin a process of withdrawing from the Paris climate accord yesterday.
Yorke succinctly called the president a "f---ing clown" in a tweet that linked to a Mother Jones article that points to the ramifications of nixing the deal. He even offered a clown visual.
Meanwhile, on Instagram, Armstrong penned an open letter to Trump on behalf of Plant Earth. "First I want to say f--- you. F--- you for pulling out of the Paris Agreement.The future of planet is in more danger now than ever," he wrote. "Your lies and rhetoric are making the world toxic and unsafe. Now the human race is officially an endangered species."
Armstrong went on to warn Trump that his presidency will not last. "You will now officially go down as truly the worst president in the history of the United States. You are unqualified. You are a bigoted half wit a------ reality star that has made America a joke to the rest of the world. I hate your guts. And mark my words, we are going to take you down. you're fired."
Both artists, never shy about jumping into the political fray, individually lamented and protested Trump's election, while Armstrong and Yorke's bandmate Ed O'Brien previously criticized the Obama administration over the Dakota Access Pipeline in a joint open letter to the president. Many musicians further protested Trump's Muslim ban.
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