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Sacha Baron Cohen Video Teases Trump-Centric Project

Lora Ball | 05 July, 2018, 21:56

Sacha Baron Cohen may be preparing for a return to the big screen.

An archive video of Trump attacking Cohen then plays, with the president branding the Englishman a "third-rate character".

"This third rate character named Sacha Baron Cohen, I only wish that he would have been punched in the face so many times that he be in a hospital", Trump says. 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. The unaccredited "schoo-ol" was the subject of much legal scrutiny, ultimately resolved through settlements, but it looks like it'll also be the subject of Baron Cohen's next project. "Sacha graduates. Soon" - followed by the Trump University logo. After Mr. Trump says Cohen should "go to school, learn about being amusing", the video promises "Sacha graduates soon" (Cohen is a graduate of the University of Cambridge).

Details on the project are few and far between at the moment, but with a focus on Trump University, Baron Cohen has a lot of leeway as to just how he wants to approach it.

No more information has been revealed on a possible project.

Baron Cohen is now shooting the Netflix series The Spy, where he plays real-life agent Eli Cohen, a spy for Israel in Syria in the early 1960s.

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Way back in 2003, Cohen interviewed Trump while in character as Ali G. Trump, as expected, later tried to get away with a lie about being "the only person' to have ever immediately walked out of a Da Ali G Show interview".

He asked Trump if he would be interested in investing in a business idea - gloves created to catch dripping ice cream.

But Trump walked out of the interview after apparently realizing it was a joke.

I never fall for scams.

But Baron Cohen later told James Corden on The Late Late Show that Trump remained in the room for "about seven minutes", which is a long time compared to other unsuspecting participants in his show.

Variety reported Wednesday that the two have a long-standing feud, stemming from Baron Cohen's fake personality "Ali G".

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