Donald Trump Posts Bizarre, Fascistic G20 Slideshow Set to 'Make America Great Again' Anthem
Donald Trump’s trip to Hamburg for the G20 saw Trump frozen out by many of his international partners while he continued to baffle observers with his eagerness to give Russia the benefit of the doubt on election hacking.
The Guardian said the U.S. president “seemed so out of step with the rest of the world that it was a case of the ‘G1’ versus the ‘G19.’” The New York Times said the trip had chiefly been a “welcome respite from the forever wars in Washington.” And the Washington Post said the visit proved Trump was still “an unpredictable force on the world stage and an outlier among longtime American partners.”
But for Trump himself, the only way to truly sum up his second foreign trip was with a two-minute web video soundtracked by a choir belting out his campaign slogan over triumphant martial brass.
“Make America great again/ Make America great again / Lift the torch of freedom/ All across the land,” the song begins, as pictures of Trump greeting Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau, Narendra Modi and other world leaders fly past in a style familiar to anyone who has used Apple’s iMovie. There is room for plenty of shots of his wife and daughter (who helped make the summit great herself), and even a couple photos of his controversial meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! https://t.co/NVDVRrWLs4— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1499605078.0
It’s not the first song to turn Trump’s catchphrase—adapted from Ronald Reagan—into a stirring anthem. Delegates at last year’s Republican convention in Cleveland were treated to a rousing country-rock anthem on the same theme. But although this choral version is less catchy, the almost Germanic sound of this song is at least appropriate to the summit’s location. And perhaps to the message of cultural nationalism he expounded on in Poland.