Sacha Baron Cohen teases project about Trump University
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen on Independence Day released a teaser hinting at a possible new project targeting President Trump and the failed Trump University.
The 37-second video released on Twitter is portrayed as a Fourth of July message from the president.
A message from your President @realDonaldTrump on Independence Day pic.twitter.com/O2PwZqO0cs
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) July 4, 2018
The footage is actually of Trump attacking the comedian and “Borat” creator.
“This third rate character named Sacha Baron Cohen, I only wish that he would have been punched in the face so many times that he be in a hospital,” Trump says. “It was disgraceful. He ought to be fired.”
Trump tells the actor to go to school to learn how to be funny.
“You don’t know shit,” Trump adds.
The clip tells viewers that “Sacha will graduate soon” and shows the logo of the now-defunct Trump University.
Trump agreed to pay a $25 million settlement last year to former students of the real estate school.
Variety reported Wednesday that the two have a long-standing feud, stemming from Baron Cohen’s fake personality “Ali G.”
Trump — then just a real estate mogul — said in 2012 that he immediately walked out of the interview on “Da Ali G Show” because he knew it was a scam.
I never fall for scams. I am the only person who immediately walked out of my ‘Ali G’ interview
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2012
Baron Cohen, however, told “The Late Late Show” host James Corden in 2016 that Trump participated in the interview for several minutes longer than most participants.
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