Trump University: Sacha Baron Cohen reveals teaser for possible Trump-inspired project
The rivalry between Cohen and Trump dates back to over a solid 15 years and had started with the initial Ali G interview between the two.
If there's one thing that Sacha Baron Cohen is known for - apart from his role in The Dictator - it is his proclivity for fooling with the sitting president of the United States, Donald Trump. Over the years, the comic actor has taken to fooling the POTUS so it doesn't really come as a surprise that his upcoming project is going to take a full on dig at the president - especially in terms of his past exploits.
The rivalry between Cohen and Trump dates back to over a solid 15 years. It had started with the initial Ali G interview between the two and what followed was Cohen eventually becoming the target of Trump's lash backs on Twitter.
The rivalry continued to the point where Cohen himself started bringing up Trump in his interviews and had also presented the president with AIDS in The Brothers Grimsby. Back then, a very sour and bitter Trump had tweeted: "Glad to see that Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie is not only a dud but not too good at the box office. He is talentless."
And looks like Cohen is back with some significant amount of revenge! His latest tease involves a post on Twitter, where he acts as a message from Trump and uses various clips of the not-so-beloved POTUS talking about the comedian to create a montage of what seems like a project about Trump University. Taking to Twitter, he shared the video with the caption: "A message from your President @realDonaldTrump on Independence Day."
“He’s back, as you’ve never seen him before,” reads the message which is supposed to be an Independence Day post of wisdom. The 40-second video then goes on to feature the real-life footages of Trump saying things like the “Borat” star must go to school to learn how to be funny. The ending of the clip shows the message, “Sacha graduates soon,” showcasing a title card tag to what is supposedly Trump University - a now-defunct real estate training school run by the President.
But of course - there are high chances that this is all just a part of some comedy gag or another Jimmy Kimmel sketch - or just a plain simple form of public shaming. It's also possible that this is not an upcoming project at all. However, that doesn't make the back and forth spit fire between the two men any less interesting. Especially with Trump announcing stuff like, "I never fall for scams. I am the only person who immediately walked out of my ‘Ali G’ interview."
Cohen begged to differ from this claim during his 2016 appearance on The Late Late Show back in 2016, along with sharing quite a silly claim of his own. “Well, I was the first person actually to realize that he’s a d**k,” Cohen joked when Corden asked him how the interview went. “I was trying to get Donald Trump to invest in this business scheme I had, which was… I was trying to sell something called the ‘ice cream glove.'”