On Thursday (8.24,) the first presidential mugshot was taken short of two weeks after Donald Trump was criminally indicted for the fourth time. And while the former president is preoccupied peddling his image on shirts and coffee mugs for his own financial gain, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day is selling their own swag by spinning off their iconic Nimrod LP cover and swapping it out for Trump’s booking photo and covering his face with the fitting title.
Branded as the “the ultimate Nimrod” shirt,” the shirt sells for $35.00 with the proceeds benefiting Greater Good Music, a grassroots organization set up to help victims of the Maui fire.
Taking to their Instagram account, Green Day captioned their post “Good Riddance. The ultimate Nimrod shirt is available for 72 hours only.” “Limited edition shirt proceeds will be donated to T̶h̶e̶ ̶G̶i̶u̶l̶i̶a̶n̶i̶ ̶L̶e̶g̶a̶l̶ ̶D̶e̶f̶e̶n̶s̶e̶ ̶F̶u̶n̶d̶ @greatergoodmusiccharity, which brings food to those affected by the Maui wildfires.”
In 2017, several months after Trump’s inauguration, Green Day spoke with Rolling Stone and discussed their music as well as the political climate at the time.
“I feel like the government is trying to create a culture war between us in a lot of ways. They’re trying to get between your average citizens based on red and blue. I think we’re in a crisis mode right now,” stated the iconic band’s frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “For me, it’s important to get back to fundamentally what it feels like to be an American. We all come from different backgrounds, but we come together and create this world. It’s like a microcosm for the rest of the world. I want people to feel unity when they come to a show. At the same time, I’m not going to puss out on saying what I feel about [Trump] and his administration.”