As President Donald Trump's legal problems got worse and worse this week, his critics are reacting with glee. Among these is comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen, famous for his outrageous characters and their interviews of unsuspecting targets.
Today, Cohen took to Twitter, taunting the president and reviving a famous character of his: Ali G.
https://t.co/JqMLcROUie— Sacha Baron Cohen (@Sacha Baron Cohen) 1535043209.0
The content mockingly commends Trump for everything from his business acumen to his endowment, reading:
2 my main man President Ronald Trump, check out when you colluded wiv me a few years ago and u corrected all dem stupid fake news scientists who said dat humanoids have only been around for 300,000 years.
Yesterday it was proven in de courts dat u iz a crook - respeck! U iz a genuine gangsta! And it turns out most of your crew are too innit (4 guilty so far). U iz de Suge Knight of world leaders innit.
Also nuff respeck for bonin all dem pornstars - but why iz u payin dem money to keep quiet about it? We know it aint coz u haz got a tiny dong, u told everyone it woz massive on da telly, and one fing u ain't, is a liar. Anyway, peace out, u iz a hinspiration for young people, showing dem u can become President of America without having to give up a life of crime. Bigupyaself O.G.
Twitter was quick to applaud him for adding insult to Trump's injury.
@SachaBaronCohen @SachaBaronCohen is the King of all trolls! he has brought me to tears in laughter for years from… https://t.co/0NvsJg1v0N— Alex treBrown 🇰🇾 (@Alex treBrown 🇰🇾) 1535043411.0
They were also skeptical of Trump's claim that humans have been around for hundreds of millions of years.
@SachaBaronCohen Wait, 100M years ago?— Scott Gillam (@Scott Gillam) 1535058469.0
@SachaBaronCohen Hundreds of millions of years ago?? Haha. Rocks. Hahaha. Btw doesn't some of his #TrumpCult belie… https://t.co/ABoqA2p09P— Jina Jay #FBPE 🌍🕷 (@Jina Jay #FBPE 🌍🕷) 1535051198.0
@GregoryLondonFX @SachaBaronCohen HUGE years ago— Jeremy Wonn (@Jeremy Wonn) 1535044856.0
And remembered other times when he'd trolled Trump.
@SachaBaronCohen https://t.co/9mxJ2HgTX6— Coach Ⓥ Shawn (@Coach Ⓥ Shawn) 1535044408.0
Cohen—the comedian, not the lawyer this time—recently created a stir in Washington, especially on the right, with Cohen's latest series on Showtime, Who is America?. Disguising himself as various characters, Who is America? documents the incognito Cohen interviewing various politicians and activists—often leading to their humiliation and, in at least one case, a resignation.
The series has stoked a lot of anger from Republicans...
...and those who identify themselves as Conservative Christian Trump supporters on Twitter.
@focused2018 @SachaBaronCohen He went after the left. They just were too smart to make idiots out of theirselves. I… https://t.co/0yL2dND1Az— Ilene Jacobs (@Ilene Jacobs) 1535044178.0
Cohen particularly struck the ire of former Vice Presidential candidate and Trump supporter Sarah Palin, who accused the actor of duping her.
Palin decried Cohen for disrespecting United States veterans and for mistreating her on set during the fake interview, calling his humor "evil, exploitative, and sick" in a Facebook post.
Palin accused Cohen of mocking disabled veterans with his portrayal of Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick, but Cohen--never one to shy away from controversy or criticism--doubled down, responding in character on Twitter:
Here's the truth @SarahPalinUSA 🇺🇸 #MAGA #buildthewall #boycottsashacohen https://t.co/iFZWrFTxWL— Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD (@Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD) 1531418367.0
The ridiculousness of Cohen's antics coupled with the insanity of this time in America have made Who is America well received by much of the public.
This might be the gummies talking but “Who is America” just made me piss myself.— shane smith (@shane smith) 1534737510.0
I know I’m late on this, but Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?” is one of the best things I’ve ever seen.— Julie Stewart-Binks (@Julie Stewart-Binks) 1534208751.0
Who is America is brilliant and Sacha Baron Cohen is a legend— meryn (@meryn) 1534355252.0
The video of Ali G. and Donald Trump is a throwback, but it's hard not to hope that it foreshadows a video in the future. One can only imagine what would occur if Cohen managed to trick Trump again.