Trevor Noah has Donald Trump’s back during his UK trip – well, kinda (Video)

Donald Trump has taken a lot of criticism during his UK trip, including from members of the British press who were positively aghast at how he acted around Queen Elizabeth. But POTUS had an unexpected defender on Tuesday — none other than “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah. Well, sort of.

At issue, at one point during a state dinner on Monday night, Elizabeth started to get out of her chair and Trump, sitting next to her, appeared to put his hand on her back as if to steady the 93-year old monarch. Cue members of the press, who were absolutely appalled by Trump’s breach of protocol.

That’s where Noah came in. “These people need to calm the f— down,” Noah said after playing a clip of one of the more histrionic reactions. “Alright? Donald was just being nice. If Trump really wanted to break protocol, I don’t think he’d be touching the queen’s back.”

Zing!

“Anyway, I don’t think Trump touching the queen was offensive,” Noah continued. “What was offensive was Trump’s outfit for the dinner.” Watch the whole thing, including a bit about said outfit, above.

Meanwhile, for those of you wondering, this is nothing compared to another recent protocol violation. In 2012, Michelle Obama hugged the queen. Someone find us a fainting couch.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose ahead of a dinner at Winfield House for Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit began with lunch with the Queen, followed by a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, whilst today he attended business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before traveling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Photo by Chris Jackson/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (3R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (2R) react as they greet Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (3L) and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2L), ahead of a dinner Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host a dinner at Winfield House for Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit began with lunch with the Queen, followed by a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, whilst today he attended business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before traveling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania wait to greet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) wait to greet Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall ahead of a dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania wait to greet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) greet Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2L) and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, ahead of a dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania wait to greet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump's wife Melania walks in the Duchess of Cornwall at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania wait to greet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania wait to greet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose ahead of a dinner at Winfield House for Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit began with lunch with the Queen, followed by a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, whilst today he attended business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before traveling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose ahead of a dinner at Winfield House for Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit began with lunch with the Queen, followed by a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, whilst today he attended business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before traveling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose ahead of a dinner at Winfield House for Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit began with lunch with the Queen, followed by a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, whilst today he attended business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before traveling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump wait to greet Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, ahead of a dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania wait to greet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump wait to greet Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, ahead of a dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for a photograph with Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, before a reception at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in central London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Britain's Prince Charles, centre left and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, second left are greeted by US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK, in London, Tuesday June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, before a reception at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in central London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as they arrive at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in central London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US President Donald Trump (2R), US First Lady Melania Trump (R), Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2L), and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, pose for a photograph ahead of a dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2R), US First Lady Melania Trump (R), Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2L), and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, pose for a photograph ahead of a dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2R), US First Lady Melania Trump (R), Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2L), and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, pose for a photograph ahead of a dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania wait to greet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania wait to greet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump wait to greet Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, ahead of a dinner Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump wait to greet Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, ahead of a dinner Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump wait to greet Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, ahead of a dinner Winfield House, the residence of the US Ambassador, where US President Trump is staying whilst in London, on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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