Dutch Satire Accepts Trump's "America First" Decree, Kindly Requests "Netherlands Be Second"
"Because we realize it's better for us to get along, we decided to introduce our tiny country to him. In a way that will probably appeal to him the most."
Dutch news satire show Zondag met Lubach is endeavoring to win the approval of U.S. President Donald Trump, with a spoof video that asks the new president, if the policy is "America First," can we say "The Netherlands Second?"
"The whole world was watching for the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States: Donald J. Trump," state the creators of the video, which was published on YouTube on Sunday in Dutch and has over 2 million views. An English version published Monday has more than 860,000 views thus far. A Dutch version published Sunday . "Because we realize it's better for us to get along, we decided to introduce our tiny country to him. In a way that will probably appeal to him the most."
Borrowing many of Trump's favorite phrases as well as his speaking style, the clip begins with the declaration that it "is going to be a great video," before it lists the many reasons for the country's greatness.
For one, "We Speak Dutch. It's the best language in Europe. We've got all the best words. All the other languages failed. Danish, total disaster. German is not even a real language. It's a fake language."
This is not the first international spoof on the new U.S. president that has gone viral. Last week, a Scottish television listing advertising the inauguration ceremony as an episode of the "The Twilight Zone" was shared widely across borders, giving a glimpse into how the international community perceives America's new political reality.