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Sacha Baron Cohen fires back after Trump calls him 'phony' and 'creep'


Oct. 26 2020, Updated 8:41 a.m. ET

Borat 2, which sees Sacha Baron Cohen come back as the fictional Borat Sagdiyev, has caused plenty of controversy in recent days. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm features a lengthy scene in which Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Guiliani, is filmed in a compromising situation with Borat's daughter, Tutar.

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In a series of tweets, Giuliani wrote: "The Borat video is a complete fabrication. 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. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar."

"This is an effort to blunt my relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire family. Deadline Hollywood reports CAA had a distribution screening in September where there was no mention of the scene holding any importance."

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And now, President Donald Trump has expressed his views about the scene. 

"I don’t know what happened. But years ago, you know, [Sacha Baron Cohen] tried to scam me and I was the only one who said no way," Trump told journalists on Friday. "That’s a phony guy and I don’t find him funny ... To me, he's a creep."

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Cohen heard Trump's response and took to social media to respond.

"Donald—I appreciate the free publicity for Borat," Cohen wrote in a tweet. "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!"

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As you can imagine, Cohen's response attracted a lot of responses. "Dang, Trump calling Borat a creep is the mother of all ironies," one user wrote.

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While another added: "I love Borat...but I really don’t see how Trump is racist. He can be called a lot of things but how has he done  anything racist?"


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