The Internet Is Ablaze With this Amazing Video From the Netherlands Welcoming Trump
In the spirit of The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight, the Dutch late night satirical show Zondag has been focusing its skewering efforts as of late on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. And while Zondag and its host Arjen Lubach may not be household names here in the United States, a recent segment they did on President Donald Trump is lighting all corners of the internet on fire for its spot-on satire.
“[Donald Trump] had a clear message to the rest of the world,” says Lubach at the segment’s opening, “‘I will screw you over big time.'”
He continued, “And because we realize it’s better for us to get along, we decided to introduce our tiny country to him.” What follows is a parody visitor video littered with insanely accurate grabs and hot takes from Trump’s candidacy and campaign, all framed around the contributions of the Netherlands to the global community.
“We speak Dutch,” says a narrator who does a frighteningly-accurate impression of POTUS himself. “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 fake. It’s a fake language.”
Then, in what I can only assume is a twist of insider baseball given the big reaction from the Dutch crowd, the segment continues, “We’ve got Ponypark Slagharen, which has got to be the best ponypark in the world. It’s true. They’re the best ponys, they are. You can ride them, you can date them, you can grab ’em by the pony, it’s fantastic.”
The video, which is quickly approaching ten million views on YouTube, also makes a point to indicate that a Dutch lawmaker has a disability. “We also have a disabled politician for you to make fun of. her name is Jetta Klijnsma. She is from the ministry of Silly Walks. You can do a great impersonation of her,” poking fun at the much maligned impression of Serge Kovaleski from the campaign trail.
As Jon Stewart used to say… here it is, your moment of zen: watch above via Zondag.
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