On Wednesday night, Noah fired back at the diplomat.
On Sunday, France claimed their second title in 20 years after a 4-2 victory over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. "I'm saying, 'I see you, my French brother of African descent'". Nothing could be less true.
After the final whistle, French players couldn't hide the delight of winning the prestigious prize as fans worldwide took to the streets to join in the celebrations. They were educated in France.
Macron exulted on the field in Moscow and in the locker room, hugging players as they received their medals even as the skies poured rain. Though Croatia had given fans high hopes when they beat England to secure a spot in the final, in the end the French opposition proved to be too much.
Yet there are persistent complaints in France that sport remains perhaps the only area where such national unity prevails, and that citizens of the country's multi-ethnic banlieues, its poor suburbs, are cut off and discriminated against. "The rich and various backgrounds of these players is a reflection of France's diversity". To us, there is no hyphenated identity.
Of the four goals France scored against Croatia, two were scored by the sons of African immigrants - Paul Pogba, whose parents immigrated from Guinea, and Kylian Mbappe whose mother is Algerian and father is Cameroonian. Metro stationsFor Macron, who became president a year ago at the age of 39, leading his political movement to victory against the odds, the success is also likely to have positive repercussions after a slump in the polls amid a host of economic reforms.
"America's not a flawless place", he added, "but what I love about this country is that people can still celebrate their identity in their American-ness".
Trevor Noah faced an online backlash after saying Africa won the World Cup, not France, because most of the team's players were black. "Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice".