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After European videos go viral about being America’s second, Australia offers itself up

Trump said America is 'first,' so who will rise to second from the top?


Samantha Grasso

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 9, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 1:08 am CDT

If America is first, like President Donald Trump so passionately insisted during his inaugural address, then who is second?

In the three weeks since Trump’s inauguration, European nations—or more specifically, their late-night TV hosts—have been duking it out to see who will rise to (second to) the top. Because who will be ahead (after the head) in command? 

European nations like Denmark, Germany, Portugal, as well as Iran and countries in Africa have thrown their hats into this hilarious virtual competition to be in the running for America’s next top second country. And now, even amid the dust settling between Trump and the Australian prime minister’s awko-taco talk regarding refugee resettlement, Australia wants to get in on the fun.

Hear Australia out, Weekly host Charlie Pickering asks Trump: Our accents are cool, we have absolutely zero problems with our aboriginal people, and we have a wall. A rabbit wall. To keep the rabbit population out. And we made the rabbits pay for it!

Sounds like there’s a lot Trump could learn from Australia if the country was to be America’s number two (like phone etiquette, for starters).

Watch the full video from the Weekly below.

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Feb 9, 2017, 10:44 am CST