Sacha Baron Cohen responded to reports that Donald Trump branded him as a 'creep'
"Borat 2" star Sacha Baron Cohen has responded to Donald Trump on twitter after the president allegedly called the actor a creepy, phony and not funny.
The actor tweeted with the caption, "Donald — I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit, I don't find you funny either," wrote Cohen on Twitter. "But yet the whole world laughs at you. I'm always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you'll need a job after Jan. 20. Let's talk,!" reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
According to Voice of America White House bureau chief Steve Herman, Trump had talked about the film with reporters while traveling on Air Force One.
There Donald Trump told the reporters, "I don't know what happened. But years ago, you know, he [Sacha Baron Cohen] tried to scam me and I was the only one who said no way," Trump reportedly said. "That's a phony guy and I don't find him funny."
"To me, he's a creep," Trump added about the film and Cohen.
It is possible that Trump could be referring to a segment on Cohen's "Da Ali G" show in 2003, in which Trump appeared and Cohen, as his Ali G character, pitched him a business idea. The idea was for an ice cream glove, meant to prevent melting ice cream from dripping on one's hand. Trump walked out of the interview and later told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd: "I thought he was seriously retarded. It was a total con job. But my daughter, Ivanka, saw it and thought it was very cool."