A parody Twitter account designed to represent the government of Kazakhstan but apparently in promoting Borat’s next sequel hailed Donald Trump’s performance in the recent US presidential debate.
“Congratulations to the great friend of the Kazakh people @realDonaldTrump to win the debate today! he read. “Impressive and incredible result for a strong Prime Minister who has always put America and Kazakhstan at the forefront! “
An accompanying video, voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat, offers a preview of the new film – released on Amazon on October 23, two weeks before the election. Borat’s statements about Trump’s competence and supremacy play on seemingly conflicting news images.
“He’s not racist,” Borat says, of clips of NFL players taking the knee, “blacks love him so much they kneel in front of him. “
Other aspects of Trump’s record to discuss appear to be his treatment of women, his military record, his health (“Never had a stroke,” Borat says, of clips of Trump struggling with stairs or a bottle water) and its handling of the Covid pandemic.
“Because of Trump, 350 million Americans are still alive,” Borat said, before concluding, “Vote for Prime Minister Trump or you will be crushed.
The account began tweeting on September 27, mostly with apparent weather updates and glimpses of mundane government activity. But a change in tone was noted during the debate, with the story telling of connection problems before “using wi-fi from Uzbekistan’s neighboring assholes!” Watch the debate again!
During the debate, the narrative also “verified the facts” of Joe Biden’s claims about the effectiveness of face coverings in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, claiming that the “urinary therapy” launched by Trump was the “only facial protection. proven ”.
Overnight, Baron Cohen also tweeted a movie poster featuring Borat using a face mask as a mankini in what appears to be a nod to the infamous garment worn to promote the first film in Cannes.