Sarah Palin called out the British actor Sacha Baron Cohen for shamelessly acting like he was a disabled U.S. veteran to “dupe” her into a fake interview for his new Republican-ripping Showtime series. He responded by trolling the former Alaska governor some more.
Cohen responded to Palin’s accusation on Thursday by retweeting a fake message from one of his characters, the right-wing-mocking “Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD,” the “founder of Truthbrary.org.”
— Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD (@BillyWRuddick) July 12, 2018
“I did NOT say I was a War Vet. I was in the service — not military, but United Parcel,” he wrote. “And I only fought for my country once — when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property.” The fake letter went on to thank Palin for “TELLING THE TRUTH about Obama’s birth certificate and the location of Russia.”
On Tuesday, Palin posted a blistering account of the “perverse” interview experience she had with Cohen and his CBS/Showtime team, which she said “duped” her into the interview by pretending Cohen was a wounded veteran, “fake wheelchair and all.”
“For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all,” she wrote. “Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm – but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin. The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.”
H/T The Daily Wire