Weeks after coaxing Republican demonstrators to sing a racist song at a rally, prankster Sacha Baron Cohen appears to be up to his antics again—this time with a far more ambitious target.
The Borat star reportedly attempted to interview President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani while wearing a pink bikini.
Giuliani expected to answer questions about the Trump administration's widely panned response to the viral outbreak in the United States.
Giuliani said of the encounter:
"This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit. It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd."
"He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn't what I would call distractingly attractive."
It's unclear what aspect of the bikini gave Giuliani the impression that it was transgender, or whether or not he believes that clothing has a gender or is sentient in the first place.
The former New York mayor said he attempted to get the police involved:
"I thought this must be a scam or a shake-down, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away."
For what it's worth, Giuliani confessed that despite the encounter, he's a fan of Cohen.
"I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn't get me..."
"I am a fan of some of his movies, Borat in particular, because I've been to Kazakhstan."
[Adopting a Borat accent]
"'She is my sister. She is number four prostitute in all of Kazakhstan.' That was pretty funny."
Cohen is no stranger to punking political officials. His Showtime series Who Is America? even led to the resignation of Georgia state lawmaker Jason Spencer, after Cohen tricked Spencer into exposing himself and using racial slurs.
Cohen may not have gotten his interview, but people were still astounded at the bizarre statements from Giuliani regarding the encounter.
@yashar Haha, Rudy did a Borat impression to "prove" he's has a sense of humor?! 🤣 https://t.co/S8V7DgVCsv— Bryan Brinkman (@Bryan Brinkman)1594299583.0
@yashar And he thinks he didn’t get got! Hahahahahaha I’d say SBC nailed him!— NeonBones (@NeonBones)1594282252.0
@yashar @MDomino07 He sure paid a lot of attention to the outfit! Described in detail! 🤣— 0kayte (@0kayte)1594305626.0
@yashar Rudy did a Borat imitation during his Post interview LMFAO.— John Ellis Porter (@John Ellis Porter)1594281393.0
@yashar “This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit," Giuliani, the… https://t.co/KY9RkZ5kFk— Phyllis (@Phyllis)1594295638.0
@yashar Giuliani says Cohen didn’t get him but then why call the police on someone he admires? He got punked! Ha! Haha! Hahahahah!— improperbostonian (@improperbostonian)1594302808.0
People were especially confused at the term "transgender outfit."
He was wearing, “a pink transgender outfit.”?! Rudy is such a dumbass. https://t.co/rUFALowFhK— Mark (@Mark)1594302790.0
@EmmaVigeland Wtf is a transgender outfit?— Jason🌹 (@Jason🌹)1594311885.0
@EmmaVigeland Does anyone know what stores sell pink transgender outfits? I'm trying to expand my style.— Saturn (@Saturn)1594307724.0
Rudy Giuliani said he called the police because Sacha Baron Cohen tried to prank him dressed in a "pink transgender… https://t.co/zZckQQ9aiY— She came undone (@She came undone)1594283334.0
@THR A "pink transgender outfit" AKA a pink bikini. Rudy.— Diane E ☮❤⚖ (@Diane E ☮❤⚖)1594281038.0
It's unclear what exactly Cohen is planning for his next project, but it would definitely make for some interesting footage.