“Make America great again, make America great again, lift the torch of freedom, all across the land.” With trumpets, a full choir, an orchestra and a montage of G20 highlights, Donald Trump’s latest patriotic video begins.
“Step into the future, joining hand in hand,” the choir sings, before intoning Mr Trump’s MAGA catchphrase a further five times.
US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Getty Images
Mr Trump tweeted the video on Sunday, at the end of his trip to Hamburg for the G20, which he described as a victory, ushering in new era of co-operation with Russia, including plans for a joint cyber security unit to protect against election hacking.
Photos of the US President greeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and other world leaders float across the screen, alongside a flurry of photos of wife Melania and daughter Ivanka.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy appear in the background for a fleeting millisecond, before the video ends with an American flag waving in the wind.
It’s the second time in less than a week that Mr Trump has promoted the stirring choir rendition.
On July 4, for US Independence Day, he tweeted a video of the choir belting out Make America Great Again, with the US flag in the background.
While Mr Trump wants the world to start humming the MAGA catchphrase, his trip to Europe has garnered mixed reviews.
Some lauded a presidential vision of Western values delivered during a speech in Warsaw, but others said the G20 demonstrated a growing gulf between an isolationist America and the rest of the world on trade and climate change.
The biggest moment of Mr Trump’s second foreign trip was his meeting with Mr Putin, which came amid continuing speculation about whether the US President’s campaign colluded with Russia in efforts to swing last year’s election.
The video has also attracted mixed reactions on Twitter:
Hell yeah. Nothing silences haters like a long ass picture slideshow.
— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) July 9, 2017
It seems you were very successful, if the G-20 was solely about photo ops.
— Nicola A. Menzie (@namenzie) July 9, 2017
The person who makes America great again is the person who brings you down.
— Van Badham (@vanbadham) July 9, 2017
I’m not sure what kind of “great” you want to bring back, but so far I’m not liking it. Especially the part that involves enabling Putin
— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) July 9, 2017