Donald Trump said on Saturday that he is not an admirer of Sacha Baron Cohen, whose alter ego ‘Borat’ is back with a tape that targets supporters of the US president and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
When asked by journalists aboard Air Force One about ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’, in which Giuliani is the subject of a false “interview” with an attractive and flirtatious young woman, Trump said, “I don’t know what happened.”
“But, you know, many years ago he tried to fool me. And I was the only one who said ‘no way.’ He’s a phony. And I don’t find it funny“, he claimed.
Trump said the incident took place 15 years ago. The president did not elaborate on that encounter, but in a 2003 interview, Baron Cohen – in the role of would-be gangster Ali G, another of his fictional characters – proposed a deal to Trump: special gloves for eating ice cream.
The British comedian’s new film, released on Amazon Prime on Friday, comes 14 years after 2006’s “Borat,” which grossed $ 260 million, earned him an Oscar nomination and popularized scores of lines from the character.
Filmed in secret this summer when America started to relax your confinement Due to the coronavirus, the camera follows Baron Cohen as he interacts with ordinary people and politicians through his clumsy and highly offensive alter ego.
In the film, the encounter with Giuliani appears to leave the 76-year-old former New York mayor in a very embarrassing situation, literally caught with his hands inside his pants.
On Wednesday, Giuliani said Wednesday that the scene was “a complete fabrication.” “I was tucking in my shirt after taking off my recording equipment. At no point before, during or after the interview was I inappropriate,” he tweeted. “If Baron Cohen says otherwise, he is a great liar.”