Air New Zealand Holiday Video Takes Shot At Trump

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Air New Zealand's latest holiday video takes a not-so-subtle swing at President Donald Trump.

During the airline's seasonal ad, a group of kids from around the world who find out they're placed on Santa's naughty list get together to come up with ways to make the nice list instead.

In the video, the child representing the United States is dressed up like Trump, complete with a suit and "Make Christmas Great Again" hat.

After several countries offer what they can do to help the cause, such as Argentina promising to reduce "personal gaseous emissions by 27%" and New Zealand promising to "do all our chores," the child-Trump shares his thoughts.

"I have to say, I'm not naughty at all. In fact, I'm the nicest person I know," he says to a chorus of laughter from the other children. "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK."

This is a direct jab at Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly in September, where he claimed his "administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history" of the United States.”

After laughter from the assembly members, Trump offered the same response: "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK."

You can watch the whole video here.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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