Sacha Baron Cohen Offers Donald Trump Job As ‘Racist Buffoon’ After Election
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was released on October 23 on the streaming service Amazon Prime Video. The film focuses on Sacha Baron Cohen’s iconic character Borat Sagdiyev as he tries to sell his daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova) to a member of President Donald Trump’s team in order to bring honor back to his home country of Kazakhstan after the original film apparently ruined its reputation. Like its predecessor, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm has the title character annoy random people, sometimes for the comedy and other times to expose their more antagonistic qualities such as their racist beliefs. One of the primary targets in the sequel was Trump, with the film notably pranking Vice President Mike Pence and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
The scenes involved Borat disguising himself in a Trump costume and interrupting a Pence rally by trying to pawn off his daughter for marriage to the Vice President. After being escorted out by security, Borat makes it his goal to marry his daughter off to Giuliani. Towards the end of the film, Tutar “interviews” Giuliani in a hotel room and leads him to a bedroom to “have drinks.” Giuliani is seen stroking Tutar’s hip and lying on a bed with his hands appearing to be in his pants. Borat is then shown to burst in wearing a bikini to ask for sex. Giuliani then quickly flees.
Trump was predictably angered by this scene and was quick to insult Cohen for his actions. Referring to an interview that he had with Cohen in his Ali G disguise, Trump stated, “Years ago, you know, he tried to scam me. And I was the only one who said no way. That’s a phony guy. And I don’t find him funny. To me, he was a creep.”
On Twitter, Cohen fired back at Trump’s words by stating “Donald — I appreciate the free publicity for ‘Borat!’ I admit, I don’t find you funny either. But yet the whole world laughs at you. I’m always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you’ll need a job after Jan. 20. Let’s talk!” Trump has not yet responded to Cohen’s tweet.
Despite the backlash it has gotten from people like Trump and Giuliani, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm has received positive reviews from critics and audiences, who agree that while it is not as entertaining as the first film, it is still a worthy follow-up to the original.
Donald—I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit, I don’t find you funny either. But yet the whole world laughs at you.
I’m always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you’ll need a job after Jan. 20. Let’s talk!https://t.co/itWnhJ8TQF
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) October 24, 2020