As President Trump pushes his “America First” rhetoric, the rest of the world is starting to push back–and this was on full display during the 2018 Winter Olympics.
In the women’s 3,000-meter speed skating race, all three winners were Dutch women. After their impressive sweep, they made a banner just for Trump, reading “Sorry, Mr. President. The Netherlands FIRST…and 2nd…and 3rd!”
— Jeantin Boltjes (@jeantinb) February 10, 2018
Though it is early in the games, so far, America isn’t first in medal counts either…or 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. And after a Trump supporter on Twitter tried to troll them, the patriotic Dutchman made this clear.
— Jeantin Boltjes (@jeantinb) February 11, 2018
This isn’t the first time the Netherlands has ridiculed Trump’s “America First” doctrine. After Trump’s inauguration, Dutch comedian Arjen Lubach released a video suggesting that if America was first, maybe the Netherlands could be second.
The video was so popular that several other countries around the world made their own “America First, [us] Second?” videos.
And the Netherlands have the support of most Americans when it comes to their mockery.
— Erin Ryan (@Eryanseacoast) February 11, 2018
I’m an American and I approve this message!
— Shannan (@LLrain79) February 11, 2018
— Vote Blue 2018 GOP Hates You (@lessregulations) February 11, 2018
Well done NL, well done 💖❤🏆🥇🥈🥉
— Dalcini C. Canella (@DalciniC) February 11, 2018
oh I’m sure trump would respond by calling the olympics fake just like he calls the news fake 🙄 #fakepresident
— Crystal (@Crystal77J) February 11, 2018
I am from us and ashamed of this president, glad you can call him out! Most of us know how foolish he and his people are….nice to know the world does also
— Kelly McIntyre (@KellyMc14971277) February 12, 2018
Congratulations to the Netherlands you earned it and you deserve it. In the future could you not refer to him as Mr President but as Mr. FAKE President. Thank you
— nancydesmond (@nancydesmond3) February 12, 2018
From a Proud American (of my country) not the President. Congratulations to the Netherlands I loved your flag and the quote. Game on Netherlands game on! #pyeongchang2018 #NetherlandsFirst #Netherlands #OlympischeWinterspelen #Olympics @antoinette0604 #schaatsen #Iceskating pic.twitter.com/fgvH6BwmoZ
— James Scott (@Jscott1145) February 10, 2018