Sacha Baron Cohen responded on social media to Trump after saying he was called an “unfunny creep.”
Cohen wrote on Twitter,
“Donald — I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit, I don’t find you funny either…
But yet the whole world laughs at you. I’m always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you’ll need a job after Jan. 20. Let’s talk!”
Trump was asked by reporters on Friday night whether he had seen Rudy Giuliani’s appearance in the new Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
In the scene, actress Maria Bakalova, who plays Borat’s daughter, poses as a journalist interviewing Giuliani. After their interview, Bakalova invites the Rudy into a hotel bedroom for a drink. Giuliani, leans back onto a bed and appears to put his hand down the front of his pants.
Cohen runs into the scene as a costumed Borat, saying,
“She’s 15. She’s too old for you.”
(Btw, Bakalova is 24.)
(1) The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 21, 2020
At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.
In Kazakhstan Sugar Baby is delicious dessert made from unwanted child. It mean very different in US&A! pic.twitter.com/b2TAmNKZRu— Borat (@BoratSagdiyev) October 24, 2020
Trump talked about Cohen in his response, declaring
“I don’t know what happened. But years ago, you know, he tried to scam me. And I was the only one who said no way. That’s a phony guy.
And I don’t find him funny. I don’t know anything about him other than he tried to scam me. He came in as a BBC – British broadcasting anchor.”
To me, he was a creep…”
Trump has yet to respond to Cohen’s tweet, though it is being retweeted and commented on by Twitter users a LOT.
This is not the first time he’s called him unfunny. In 2018, he referred to the actor as a
“third-grade character” who “needs to learn about funny.”
Cohen also once interviewed Trump in character as Ali G in 2003. Cohen has been vocal about his feelings for Trump, writing an op-ed for Time about how Trump’s presidency has brought about the rise of antisemitism, white supremacy and conspiracy theories.
Cohen said he wore a bulletproof vest while crashing a far-right rally in Washington state for a scene in the Borat sequel. He said he feared for his life.
Cohen responded to all the “fake news media”
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM BORAT SAGDIYEV pic.twitter.com/vM92Lam5vV— Borat (@BoratSagdiyev) October 23, 2020
This my daughter Tutar, she have her mother’s ears. She keep them in her pocket for good luck! pic.twitter.com/EofvClM6Ob— Borat (@BoratSagdiyev) October 20, 2020