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Trump no fan of ‘Borat’ creator Sacha Baron Cohen

By PhillyNews.FYI , in News , at October 24, 2020 Tags: , , , ,


Donald Trump said Friday he has not been a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen — even before a clip from the British comedian’s new Borat movie forced the US president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani into an awkward explanation.

Asked about the clip — which shows Giuliani in a faked “interview” with an attractive and flirtatious young woman — while speaking to journalists aboard Air Force One, Trump said: “I don’t know what happened.”

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“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.”

Trump said the incident happened about 15 years ago.

“To me, he was a creep,” Trump said.

The president did not provide further details about that encounter, but in a 2003 interview, Baron Cohen — playing the wannabe gangster Ali G — pitched a business venture to Trump: special gloves for eating ice cream.

Before the new Borat film’s release, word of Baron Cohen’s latest outrageous ambushes on unsuspecting participants had spread like wildfire.

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On Wednesday, Giuliani issued an angry denial over the fake interview.

In the film, the encounter appears to leave the 76-year-old former New York mayor in a compromising situation, caught with his hands down his pants in the bedroom.

Giuliani said the scene was “a complete fabrication.”

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“I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment. At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate,” he tweeted.

“If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise, he is a stone-cold liar.”

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The comedian continued to poke fun at Giuliani.

In a video posted on social media, Borat himself leapt to his defense and accused the “fake news media” — a term often used by Trump and his supporters — of turning an “innocent” encounter into “something disgusting.”

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