Sacha Baron Cohen disputes Donald Trump's claim he 'immediately' left Ali G interview

'I was the first person actually to realise he's a d*ck', says Baron Cohen

Olivia Blair
Tuesday 24 May 2016 16:00 BST
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Of the many tweets to litter Donald Trump’s Twitter timeline since he joined on that fateful day in March 2009, one from 2012 proved particularly memorable.

“I never fall for scams,” the billionaire real-estate mogul wrote. “I am the only person who immediately walked out of my ‘Ali G’ interview.”

The presumptive Republican nominee wanted everyone to know that he didn’t fall for Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter-ego of a middle-class white man from Staines wearing head-to-toe Kappa and speaking in Patois.

Appearing on the Late Late Show with James Corden recently, Baron Cohen was asked if Mr Trump's tweet was correct.

“He claims that he did [walk out] he claims that he saw through the interview but actually he was there for about seven minutes,” Baron Cohen said, claiming this was quite a long time for a guest to last on Da Ali G show.

Baron Cohen's close encounter with Mr Trump came several years before he filtered into everyone’s daily news and TV screens, so the comedian shed some light on the impression he received from the 69-year-old.

“I was the first person actually to realise he’s a d**k,” he said.

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