Tuesday, June 28, 2016
FULL FRONTAL Has David Tennant Read Scotland's Tweets to Donald Trump
I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed Tennant didn't say "We didn't want to go."
On last night's episode of TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bee opened with a segment on Brexit, the popular term for the United Kingdom's controversial withdrawal from the European Union. Part of Bee's epic satire was focused on none other than equally controversial Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, who congratulated Scotland for Brexit while visiting his new golf course there the morning after the Brexit vote...even though they voted overwhelmingly to stay.
Naturally, there were a number of Scots offended by Trump's comments that took to Twitter, so who better to read their responses to Trump than Scottish actor (and former Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who) David Tennant. Tennant rattled off a few harsh replies to Trump, including "Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in Europe, you toupéd f—trumpet" and "They voted Remain and they hate your guts, you ludicrous tangerine ballbag."
Bee thanked Tennant for reading the tweets, then asked him for one last favor of going back in time and save people from voting for Brexit. This was immediately followed with a clip from the Doctor Who episode "The Fires of Pompeii," in which Tennant's Tenth Doctor tells Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) "Can't you understand, if I could go back and save them, then I would, but I can't. I can never go back! I can't! I just can't!"
And in another nod to Doctor Who, Bee advised her audience to take this year's Presidential election seriously "and for God's sake, between now and November, don't blink." This was accompanied by the following picture of Donald Trump as a Weeping Angel, which is truly the stuff of nightmares...
If you'd like to check out the full, uncensored segment (which also includes current Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi), you can view it below thanks to the official Full Frontal with Samantha Bee account on YouTube...