GOP lawmaker thinks he was duped by Sacha Baron Cohen
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Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzElection Countdown: GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket | Dems make history in Tuesday's primaries | Parties fight for Puerto Rican vote in Florida | GOP lawmakers plan 'Freedom Tour' GOP leader wants Twitter CEO to testify on ‘shadow banning’ Here's why social media users need a ‘bill of rights’ MORE (R-Fla.) said this week that he was likely duped by Sacha Baron Cohen in an interview earlier this year.

Gaetz told the Daily Beast that he thinks Cohen may have tricked him into an interview about Israel and asked him to endorse weapons systems.

“They totally got me,” Gaetz told the Daily Beast on Friday night. He originally told the publication that he was not “aware” of an incident involving Cohen.

“I now remember an interview I gave regarding Israel and I now believe that was Sacha Baron Cohen,” the freshman lawmaker said.

Gaetz, who has traveled to Israel multiple times in the past two years, said that during the in-office interview, a “man with short dark hair and heavy makeup” held up images of weapons systems and asked him to comment, which he said he refused to do.

“I said, I would not do that, of course,” Gaetz said. “I don’t know these weapons systems, I’m not going to talk about them.”

Cohen has already exposed several figures that he tricked for his upcoming new show, “Who is America?” including former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, former vice president Dick Cheney and former GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreEx-Sheriff David Clarke describes how he would have stopped anti-fascists in 1930s Germany on 'Who is America' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump to GOP: I will carry you GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in general election MORE.

While some of the figures have threatened legal action or spoken out against the comedian, Gaetz said that he is a fan of Cohen’s “ironically humorous” stunts and said that he “can’t wait” to see the show.

Gaetz faces an Aug. 28 primary election. President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE recently endorsed him in the race.