Theresa May mocked over response to Trump tweets on ‘SNL’

Kate McKinnon impersonated May on this weekend's episode of 'Saturday Night Live'

Saturday Night Live parodied Theresa May’s clash with Donald Trump in this weekend’s episode of the US comedy show.

Trump was widely criticised last week for retweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First.

May clashed with Trump after she condemned his actions. He later tweeted of May: “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!”

Kate McKinnon impersonated May on this weekend’s SNL, mocking the UK Prime Minister’s tame response to Trump by saying: “The British people know I can give it as good as I get. I’m not afraid of a little social media fisticuffs… I saw Trump’s offensive retweets and I’ve put that man on blast. Listen to this epic takedown: ‘It is wrong for the President to have done this’. Savage. Flame emoji. I am practically a troll now.”

Watch in the clip below:

Meanwhile, SNL was hosted this weekend by Irish star Saoirse Ronan. Her fellow countrymen U2 also appeared as the live musical guests.

One of Ronan’s sketches was criticised online for promoting Irish stereotypes. One Twitter user wrote: “Can you die from second-hand embarrassment?,” while another accused Ronan of “play[ing] up her begorrah and bejaysus Oirish paddywackery shtick”.