Stars rave about Sacha Baron Cohen's Who is America?

Carla Harmon
July 18, 2018

The former IL congressman Joe Walsh appeared on CNN on Saturday to discuss Sacha Baron Cohen's new Showtime series, "Who Is America?" in which he said Cohen tricked him into supporting arming toddlers with guns. Wilson claims he is one of several lawmakers who were publicly pranked for the premiere of Cohen's new Showtime series.

Who Is America? airs Sunday nights on Showtime at 10 p.m. EST.

Baron Cohen previously responded in character to Palin's claims on Twitter last week, posting a letter explaining that, while Ruddick was in the "service", he meant "United Parcel".

"In addition, Baron Cohen never presented himself as a veteran of the United States military to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during the booking process or during the filming of her interview, and contrary to her claims he did not appear in a wheelchair".

"And contrary to her claims he did not appear in a wheelchair", the network added, before concluding that in both interviews Cohen, 46, "did not wear military apparel of any kind".

In the first episode of "Who is America?", previewed for media by Showtime, Baron Cohen poses as an Israeli anti-terror expert who gets two US congressmen to voice support for his fake "Kinderguardians" scheme for children as young as three.

Good Morning America had her on for an interview in which Robin Roberts assured Palin others shared her outrage.

Asked on Monday to comment, Rohrabacher said in a statement, "Cohen's people apparently used footage from an interview I submitted to earlier this year for a bogus Israeli television company supposedly celebrating the country's 70th anniversary".

Actor Russell Crowe tweeted that the series is "breath taking", Get Out director Jordan Peele said it's "essential" viewing, Judd Apatow told his followers "you must see this", while actress Courteney Cox said it's "the best comedy of the year with incredible social commentary".

"I don't know what you're talking about, I really don't", Mr Sanders eventually says before the segment cuts.

"(Coincidentaly, just like our Great President, I was sadly prevented from joining the regular army on my account of bone spurs bein discovered in my testies)", he wrote in apparently deliberate poor grammar and spelling. "Sacha Baron Cohen go to school, learn about being amusing, you don't know s***".

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