Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Sacha Baron Cohen Teases New Trump Project

Sacha Baron Cohen Teases New Trump Project

When President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen went public this week with his claim that he's seeking to protect his family and his country in his dealings with the federal investigations into him and his former boss, many believed it was a sure sign that he had made a decision to flip on president and cooperate with prosecutors. The clip then ends with the Trump University logo.

The teaser shows Donald Trump bashing Sacha, saying, "This third-grade character named Sacha Baron Cohen, I only wish that he would've been punched in the face so many times". Mr. Trump's remarks came after Cohen, in character as General Admiral Aladeen from "The Dictator", dumped an urn of what seemed to be ashes on Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars red carpet that year.

It follows news that Baron Cohen is reportedly working on a movie featuring O.J. Simpson, though whether this is the same project is not known. Sacha Baron Cohen, go to school! In between Trump's soundbites, the clip includes an on-screen messages that reads, "he's back as you've never seen him before", continuing with, "Sacha graduates-soon".

Mr Cohen, whose home and office were raided by the FBI in April, is now under criminal investigation.

Cohen once interviewed Mr. Trump in character on "Da Ali G" show in 2003.

He asked Trump if he would be interested in investing in a business idea - gloves created to catch dripping ice cream. While it's possible that his tweet was merely a joke, it was set up like a teaser trailer, which leads viewers to believe that this will indeed be his next project. Later, the president boasted, "I never fall for scams. I am the only person who immediately walked out of my "Ali G" interview".

That aside, Baron Cohen has had some previous run-ins with Trump.

"My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will", Cohen said. "But actually he was there for about seven minutes".

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