In the new Borat film, released on Amazon Prime last week, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani appears to fondle his genitals in a hotel room while in the company of a woman he thinks is a young, female reporter.
President Trump later commented on the incident to reporters, saying:
"I don't know what happened. But 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. I don't know anything about him other than he tried to scam me. He came in as a BBC — British broadcasting anchor. ... To me, he was a creep."
Cohen was quick to respond to the President on Twitter.
Donald—I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit, I don’t find you funny either. But yet the whole world l… https://t.co/5hdgVw8FJF— Sacha Baron Cohen (@Sacha Baron Cohen)1603565186.0
Sacha Baron Cohen offers Trump a job https://t.co/ShYAQas3aM— 🌹 Big Brain Chungus Podcast 👀 (@🌹 Big Brain Chungus Podcast 👀)1603724348.0
This is far from the first time Cohen has trolled the President as promotion for his newest film.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM BORAT SAGDIYEV https://t.co/vM92Lam5vV— Borat (@Borat)1603411942.0
@BoratSagdiyev After all, as he stated in his rapidly deleted tweet, his client has done that many times himself https://t.co/f7bttHVsfT— Edgeoforever 🖖 🐝 (@Edgeoforever 🖖 🐝)1603472931.0
Nobody appreciates a quality burn quite like Twitter did.
@SachaBaronCohen https://t.co/kRdFwxEfA7— Steves (@Steves)1603565264.0
@SachaBaronCohen https://t.co/IFbhKVRBUS— Left_Coast_Golfer (@Left_Coast_Golfer)1603565285.0
@SachaBaronCohen https://t.co/5C1ei99ZaX— creg reynolds (@creg reynolds)1603565315.0
There were many understandably surprised by the strange world we're now living in.
@SachaBaronCohen Who the hell would’ve expected Borat would save the world in a global pandemic in 2020. https://t.co/yxx1DL4K7a— Sh1r (@Sh1r)1603565431.0
@SachaBaronCohen icon https://t.co/ZKXO4N4zGV— 𝔥𝔞𝔫𝔫𝔦𝔞 (@𝔥𝔞𝔫𝔫𝔦𝔞)1603565450.0
@SachaBaronCohen Drag him @SachaBaronCohen https://t.co/PcU3kZmwCp— JennyFromPhilly (@JennyFromPhilly)1603565488.0
Some Twitter users felt President Trump must still be angry about Cohen's pranks years ago.
@SachaBaronCohen He is just still mad about you duping him in the Ali G interview.— Coco of the Valley (@Coco of the Valley)1603565566.0
@SachaBaronCohen Dang, Trump calling Borat a creep is the mother of all ironies.— Rt1971 (@Rt1971)1603565720.0
No matter how Donald Trump may feel, this has been an incredibly successful week for Cohen.
@SachaBaronCohen Can confirm we are laughing at him in Mexico, please confirm from your location.— Alex Torres (@Alex Torres)1603565638.0
@SachaBaronCohen @MarlowNYC I have never seen Trump laugh. I assume he doesn’t understand comedy.— Nate Igor Smith (@Nate Igor Smith)1603568448.0
Sorry, Mr. President, it seems Borat has won this round.