Donald Trump has said he is not a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen – even before a clip from the British comedian’s new Borat movie forced US President Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer into a clumsy explanation.
Asked about the clip – which shows Giuliani in a fake ‘interview’ with an attractive and flirtatious young woman – as he spoke to reporters on Friday aboard Air Force One, Trump said: “I don’t know what that happened “.
“But years ago, you know, he tried to cheat me. And I was the only one who said no. He’s a fake guy. And I don’t find it funny. ”
Trump said the incident happened about 15 years ago.
“To me he was a creep,” Trump said.
The president didn’t provide more details about this meeting, but in a 2003 interview, Baron Cohen – playing budding gangster Ali G – started a business venture in Trump: special gloves for eating ice cream.
Baron Cohen also hit back at the president after his remarks and called him a “racist jester.”
“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 still looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you’ll need a job after January 20th. Let’s talk about it! He tweeted.
Before the release of the new Borat movie, word of Baron Cohen’s latest outrageous ambushes against unsuspecting contestants had spread like wildfire.
On Wednesday, Giuliani issued an angry denial about the fake interview.
In the film, the meeting appears to leave the 76-year-old former New York mayor in a compromising position. Giuliani said the scene was “a complete fabrication”.
“I was pulling in my shirt after removing the recording equipment. At no time before, during or after the interview have I ever been inappropriate, ”he tweeted.
“If Sacha Baron Cohen suggests otherwise, he is a foolproof liar. ”
The comedian continued to make fun of Giuliani.
In a video posted to social media, Borat has come out on his own and accused ‘bogus news media’ – a term often used by Trump and his supporters – of turning an ‘innocent’ meeting into ‘something disgusting’ “.