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Old 02-07-2017, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default If America's No. 1, Who's No. 2? European Nations Compete For The, Uh, Honor


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The Netherlands was the first to ask to be second ... but they certainly weren't the last.

Take a moment to think back to President Trump's inauguration. (It's tough to remember, we know. A lot has happened since then.)

In his speech, Trump delivered the following memorable line: "From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first."

The phrase "America First" has a long history tied to isolationism and anti-semitism, as NPR's Greg Myre and Scott Simon have recently explained.

But for one Dutch comedy show, the phrase carried something else ... Opportunity.
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None have yet topped the Dutch one, although the Swiss one was close.
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