Sacha Baron Cohen fools Republicans into filming ad about arming toddlers

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She challenged Baron Cohen and Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to a veterans' charity.

The 46-year-old London-born comedian, who is best known for his comedy characters such as Ali G, Bruno and Borat, has been secretly filming the seven-episode series for the past year and the show debuted on Showtime in the U.S. on Sunday (July 15).

The New York Times called the first episode "tepid and inconsequential", and ill-suited to the times.

Who Is America? (Channel 4), the new comedy from prankster Sacha Baron Cohen, was one of the most talked-about series of 2018 before a single episode had even aired.

Cohen, CBS and Showtime drew the ire of the former vice presidential candidate a day after Showtime issued a press release announcing the new series.

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Claims that Cohen posed as a disabled veteran in his show first surfaced last week, when former Alaska governor Sarah Palin claimed that she was duped into being interviewed by Cohen, who had disguised himself as a former service member with a disability.

After "Da Ali G Show", which transferred from Britain to America, Cohen found success with hit movie characters such as bumbling Kazakh reporter Borat and gay Austrian fashionista Bruno. In a conversation with Sanders, Ruddick attempted to convince the senator that the 99 per cent should simply be added to the 1 per cent in order to solve income inequality.

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".

"Baron Cohen never presented himself as a veteran of the USA 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", Showtime added. "In both the interview with Governor Palin and the interview with Senator Sanders, he did not wear military apparel of any kind", Showtime explains.

Then, Morad talks to Larry Pratt, executive director emeritus of Gun Owners Of America, who responds enthusiastically to his message that it's important not just to arm teachers, but also children as young as four.

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