News & Opinion | July 5, 2018 9:26 am

Sacha Baron Cohen Trolls President Trump on the Fourth of July

Comedian teased a new project with cryptic video after the president criticized him.

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Sacha Baron Cohen onstage at the Friars Club Honoring Martin Scorsese With the Entertainment Icon Award at Cipriani Wall Street on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen trolled the president with a cryptic video posted on Twitter on Independence Day. The video shows Trump talking about Cohen, who he refers to as a “third grade character.”

“This third-grade character named Sacha Baron Cohen, I only wish that he would’ve been punched in the face so many times. Right now, he’d be in a hospital,” Trump is shown saying in the video, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

Trump can also be heard saying, “It was disgraceful. He ought to be fired immediately.” It continues on, saying, “he’s back as you’ve never seen him before,” then showing Trump criticizing Baron Cohen and telling him he needs to “learn about being funny.” The video ends with a note that says “Sacha graduates soon,” followed by the logo for Trump University appearing on screen. The Hollywood Reporter writes that this is possibly teasing a new project.