America First Germany Second

Video: America First? Germany Second

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

No matter which side of the aisle you may be leaning towards right now, I think we can all agree that a good laugh is needed. Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration last month, a Dutch comedy show released a video that parodied our new president with a message explaining why Holland should be second to Trump’s “America First”. The video went viral and late night comics across Europe took notice, working on their own renditions.

Germany’s Jan Böhmermann, who made headlines last year after an unflattering poem about Turkish president Erdogan landed him into some rough waters, was ready for round two as he offered up his own take on the trending “America First” series. He also didn’t shy away from some of Germany’s most troubled historical events and figures.

Whether you are a diehard Trump supporter or want to get the man kicked out of office, can we all just put our differences aside for a few minutes this Friday and enjoy a little laugh? If so, check out the bit below (the actual parody starts at 1:48):

Sources: Neo Magazin Royale [YouTube]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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