Sacha Baron Cohen Trolls Trump With Mysterious July Fourth Message
The controversial comedian teased a new project involving Trump after posting a video of the president criticizing Baron Cohen for being a "third-grade character" who needs to "learn about being funny."
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is ready to take on former foe Donald Trump after trolling the president in a cryptic video posted on his Twitter page Wednesday morning.
In the tweeted video titled "A Message From Donald Trump" for the Fourth of July holiday, Trump is shown talking about Baron Cohen and referred to the actor as a "third-grade character."
"This third-grade character named Sacha Baron Cohen, I only wish that he would've been punched in the face so many times. Right now, he'd be in a hospital," Trump is shown saying.
Trump can also be overheard saying, "It was disgraceful. He ought to be fired immediately."
After the trailer teases that "he's back as you've never seen him before," Trump is also shown criticizing the comedian and informing him that he needs to "learn about being funny. … Sacha Baron Cohen, go to school! Learn about being funny. You don't know shit," Trump says.
The comedian then seems to respond to the president's comment; the screen reads, "Sacha graduates soon," possibly teasing some sort of upcoming project, followed by the logo for Trump University appearing onscreen.
The trolling video is not the first time Baron Cohen and Trump have clashed. In 2003, Baron Cohen featured Trump in an episode of his satiric series Da Ali G Show, where the comedian would interview unsuspecting celebrities in character as Ali G. While speaking with Trump, Baron Cohen attempted to sell the Apprentice star "ice cream gloves." After Trump realized the interview was a joke, he walked away from Baron Cohen, ending the interview.
Trump later tweeted about the encounter, arguing that he didn't fall for the "scam," as people may have thought.
I never fall for scams. I am the only person who immediately walked out of my 'Ali G' interview— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2012
During an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden in 2016, Baron Cohen addressed the interview, saying he was the "first person to realize [Trump] was a dick. … He claims that he did [walk out]. He claims that he saw through the interview. But actually he was there for about seven minutes."
It is unknown as to whether the July Fourth clip is teasing a new project from the comedian. Baron Cohen and his team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
See the full video below.