Donald Trump mentioned he has not been a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen — even earlier than a clip from the British comic’s new Borat film pressured the US president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani into an ungainly rationalization.
Asked concerning the clip — which exhibits Giuliani in a faked “interview” with a horny and flirtatious younger lady — whereas talking to journalists Friday aboard Air Force One, Trump mentioned: “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.”
Trump mentioned the incident occurred about 15 years in the past.
“To me, he was a creep,” Trump mentioned.
The president didn’t present additional particulars about that encounter, however in a 2003 interview, Baron Cohen — enjoying the wannabe gangster Ali G — pitched a enterprise enterprise to Trump: particular gloves for consuming ice cream.
Baron Cohen additionally hit again on the president after his remarks and known as him a “racist buffoon.”
“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!” he tweeted.
Before the brand new Borat movie’s launch, phrase of Baron Cohen’s newest outrageous ambushes on unsuspecting contributors had unfold like wildfire.
On Wednesday, Giuliani issued an offended denial over the faux interview.
In the movie, the encounter seems to go away the 76-year-old former New York mayor in a compromising state of affairs. Giuliani mentioned the scene was “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,” he tweeted.
“If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise, he is a stone-cold liar.”
The comic continued to poke enjoyable at Giuliani.
In a video posted on social media, Borat leapt to his personal protection and accused the “fake news media” — a time period typically utilized by Trump and his supporters — of turning an “innocent” encounter into “something disgusting.”