From THAT scene in Grimsby to real life spittle-riddled back and forths, it’s no secret that Sacha Baron Cohen and Donald Trump aren’t good buddies. Now Cohen may have teased Trump as the theme for his next project.
Dropped on America’s Independence Day, July 4, Cohen’s latest tweet delivers a brief clip featuring a Trump rant about the comedian’s need to go to comedy school, along with a message that he’s graduating soon… followed by the (now defunct) Trump University logo.
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) July 4, 2018
The pair first encountered each other for one of Cohen’s Ali G interviews in the early 2000s, in which Trump refused to put up with any booyakasha and apparently walked out fairly quickly. No love has been gained since, it would seem.
Since his movie breakthrough Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Cohen has had mixed success with movies of his own making. Brüno wasn’t the Zoolander-ish success that he hoped (mind you, Zoolander 2 wasn’t the Zoolander-ish success that Ben Stiller hoped for, either), while The Dictator and Grimsby had their hilarious moments, but were patchy.
If this tease is actually leading to something movie-like then hopefully Cohen’s subject gives him plenty of ammunition for making something great again…