The Netherlands celebrated their Winter Olympics win by poking fun at Donald Trump
Come every fourth February, and all the sports-mad people of the world are suddenly glued to their televisions, hot chocolate in hand, watching the Winter Olympics. And while we all dutifully try to tune in from time to time, many of us are more interested in the politics between certain countries, and I don't know about you, but personally I just love the figure-skating outfits.
But for some, the race is well and truly on to see who manages to sweep up the most golds and overall medals in the next two weeks. And The Netherlands certainly aren't doing too badly. The European country pulled off a medals sweep in the women's 3,000-meter speed skating event on Saturday, making them the first country to collect gold, silver and bronze medals for this circuit of games.
Now, while you'd expect the talented athletes and their trainers to celebrate by popping some champagne, and taking a well-deserved rest, their festivities were decidedly more political in tone as they decided to use the opportunity to troll President Donald Trump. I mean, what else could you do?!
It seems as if the 45th President of the United States has incited the ire of The Netherlands. In a photo captured by the Dutch television channel, NOS, following the country's win at the women's 3,000-meter speed skating event, two female spectators proudly whipped out The Netherland's tri-coloured flag with some words painted over the top, which were clearly aimed at Donald Trump.
"Sorry Mr. President...The Netherlands FIRST... and 2nd... and 3rd!" the message read.
The people of the internet were certainly amused by the banner. One Twitter user wrote, "That is beautiful! As an American who bows his head in shame at the thought of who our President is, it is a great feeling that the rest of the world shares my hatred of that worthless Yellow-crested Orangutan. Thanks for the laugh and congratulations on your countries sweep!", while another simply said, "I understand your position."
Others, however, weren't so happy that the two women had decided to mix sports and politics, writing "Should keep politics out of the Olympics. I would also be concerned about those Dutch nationals defacing their flag."
Donald Trump has recently come under fire for comments he made following a domestic abuse scandal in the White House. This week saw the resignations of Trump's speechwriter, David Sorensen, and White House staff secretary, Rob Porter, amid allegations of abuse.
The former Apprentice star and billionaire property mogul took to Twitter to assert that lives are being "destroyed by mere allegations" and that there is "no recovery for someone falsely accused".
"Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?," he wrote on his personal Twitter account.
In other Trump-related news, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un impersonators crashed the Olympics opening ceremony.