Stephen Colbert begs the UK to ignore Donald Trump and 'take us back'

'England, we need your help. Take us back. We’ll be good. We’ll even drink tea'

Clarisse Loughrey
Saturday 02 December 2017 15:08 GMT

Stephen Colbert is begging the UK, and Prime Minister Theresa May, to ignore Donald Trump's claim on Twitter that America is doing "just fine".

Trump was rebuked earlier this week by May for retweeting several inaccurate, anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, leader of the far-right group Britain First. "I am very clear that retweeting Britain First was the wrong thing to do," she said in a press conference at the time.

Of course, Trump didn't let the matter rest, firing back at the PM by tagging the wrong Theresa May (actually a woman from Bognor) and writing, "Don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!"

"Don’t believe him. England, we need your help. Take us back. We’ll be good. We’ll even drink tea," Colbert begged into the camera.

The host also made light of the fact Trump tagged the wrong Theresa May, adding, "Hey, it's happened before. Remember F.D.R. accidentally bombed New Jersey resident Adolph Hilter?"

You can watch the full clip below.

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