US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was not a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen – even before a clip from the British comedian’s new movie Borat forced his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to make a clumsy explanation.
Asked about the excerpt – which shows Giuliani in a fake “interview” with an attractive and flirtatious young woman – while speaking to Air Force One reporters, Trump said: “I do not know what happened.”
“But years ago, you know, he tried to deceive me. And I was the only one who said no way. This is a fake guy. And I do not find him funny. “
Trump said the incident happened about 15 years ago, which means he was probably referring to Baron Cohen’s 2003 interview with him while he was playing Ali C, where gangster wannabe promotes his latest business venture to Trump – special gloves to eat ice cream.
“It was creepy for me,” Trump said.
While the plot of the new Borat movie is over, the word of Baron Cohen’s latest outrageous ambushes to unsuspecting participants has spread like wildfire.
On Wednesday, Giuliani issued an angry denial after being tricked into a fake hotel room by “interviewing” a young woman.
In the film, the meeting seems to leave the 76-year-old former mayor of New York in a very compromising situation, he was caught with his hands under his pants in the bedroom.
Giuliani said Wednesday that the tent was “a complete construction”.
“I bent down my shirt after removing the recording equipment. “At no point before, during or after the interview was I ever unfit,” he wrote on Twitter.
“If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise, he is a fake.”
Trump made the comments after taking off from Pensacola, Florida on his way to West Palm Beach.
The Republican president, former reality star and property owner kicked off a strong push for a top-level re-election in Florida on Friday.
Polls show him far behind Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.
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