Since the announcement of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series, “Who Is America?” several politicians including Sarah Palin and Joe Walsh publicly announced that they had been tricked into interviewing with the actor’s many aliases. They seem to be in good company, as many other public figures have been deceived by Baron Cohen into appearing in (sometimes unflattering but always uncomfortable) onscreen moments.
1.Donald Trump Back in 2003, when President Trump was an entrepreneur and not yet in the White House, Baron Cohen, posing as British rapper Ali G, approached him with an interesting business proposal – gloves that keep your hands warm while eating ice cream. Trump later claimed that he was the only person to have “immediately” walked out of an Ali G interview.
2. Newt Gingrich Amidst talks of welfare and the possibility of a female president, the most entertaining moment in the interview with former Speaker of the House is Ali G repeatedly asking Gingrich how to pronounce his name.
3. Pat Buchanan Conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan seems to go along with Baron Cohen’s ruse as his character mixes up WMDs (weapons of mass destruction) with BLTs when talking about Iraq.
4. Christine Todd Whitman Whitman, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, endures questions from Ali G about the size and ecological consequences of whale feces.
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