A concerted campaign is underway to get Green Day’s “American Idiot” to the top of the U.K. music charts in time for Donald Trump’s visit to the country on Thursday, and thus far, it seems to be working. Through a combination of purchases and streams, the song has risen to No. 1 on the Amazon sales chart, cracked the iTunes Top 10, and sneaked into the Top 20 singles chart as well.
The US leader suggests German imports of Russian gas are a security concern, as Nato gathers.
“Appreciate your allies… you don’t have that many,” Trump is warned as he arrives in Europe.
“Germany is totally controlled by Russia because they’ll be getting from 60 to 70% of their energy from Russia, and a new pipeline, and you tell me if that’s appropriate because I think it’s not and I think it’s a very bad thing for Nato,” US leader Donald Trump said at a Nato summit in Brussels Wednesday, referring to Germany’s plan to build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Russia.
Some European countries worried US president has replaced Washington’s ties to them with closer relations to Russia.
Funding, Eastern Europe and upcoming Trump-Putin talks have dominated discussions in the lead-up to Brussels summit.