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America First' parody videos are sweeping the world

Still from "America First, Netherland Second" parody video from Dutch Comedy Show "Zondag met Lubach." (Image source: YouTube)

In his inaugural speech, President Donald Trump promised a new policy of "America First," a push to consider the American interest above any other nation in areas such as trade, national security and immigration, among others.

From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our product, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

That promise is one Trump's supporters give him high marks for. And, so far, they believe the president is living up to his campaign rhetoric:

“I’d give him an A-plus,” [Annette] Cottrell, 38, said from her salon, Mane Attraction, on Main Street...in the seat of a conservative Ohio county of pastures and maple groves where Mr. Trump won 70 percent of the vote. “He’s doing what he said he was going to be doing.”

While Trump is pleasing his base stateside, his 'America First' policy promise has become something of a joke outside the U.S. with the emergence of parody videos all vying to be second to first-place America.

They began when a Dutch comedy show called "Zondag met Lubach" created the first video, hyperbolically touting the benefits of the Netherlands in hopes they could get the second place designation. The videos, now numbering 20, are all tongue-in-cheek "instructional" videos detailing why each individual country deserves to be considered for 2nd place. The full list of videos can be found at Time Magazine. The video that started it all is below:

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