Sacha Baron Cohen takes on Trump in C4's Who is America?

Sacha Baron Cohen takes on Trump in C4's Who is America?

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Who is America? (Credit: Showtime/Channel 4)

“Imagine if Sacha Baron Cohen has been undercover secretly filming a new show for a year…”

Starting next week on Channel 4, Who Is America?, Baron Cohen’s first television series for over a decade, sees him take on the president of the US, rekindling an enmity that began with a 2003 Ali G interview.  

Years later Trump later took to YouTube in the curious vlog series ‘From the Desk of Donald Trump’ to tell Baron Cohen to “go to school [and] learn about being funny.”

Well, now Baron Cohen has graduated from funny school – or rather the Trump University as a video he tweeted in early July suggests.

Famous for an array of iconic characters – Borat, Ali G, and Bruno among them – Baron Cohen does not shy away from confrontational encounters.

In the only clip that has been revealed from the show, former Vice President Dick Cheney signs a ‘waterboarding kit’, cheerfully adding “That’s a first. That’s the first time I’ve ever signed a waterboard [kit].”

Made for Showtime in the US, the seven-part series, which has been described as “perhaps the most dangerous show ever made, has reportedly been filmed over the course of a year, and will encounter figures across the political spectrum, from the infamous to the unknown.

According to right-wing commentator Matt Drudge figures including Bernie Sanders and Sarah Palin have been caught out by Baron Cohen.

What is the show about? No one quite knows yet. But here's what we do know: it is pretty much guaranteed to be controversial, explosive and bold, and it starts on Channel 4 on 16 July at 10pm. 

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Oh, and just in case you wanted to see it, here's Ali G taking on the wit of Donald Trump. 

Who Is America? begins at 10pm on 16 July on Channel 4

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“Imagine if Sacha Baron Cohen has been undercover secretly filming a new show for a year…”