Sacha Baron Cohen continues to expose the racism that is running rampant among lawmakers service office for the Republican party. On Sunday night’s episode of “Who Is America?” the comedian managed to get former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to voice his sympathy for America’s neo-Nazis.
Cohen was disguised as Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr, an ultra-conservative character he created to illicit the exact type of responses shared by Lewandowski.
“There is a place and a time to disagree with people—everywhere. You don’t have to agree with people. You have to respect them and you can’t be attacking them,” Lewandowski said of the white supremacists. “If the law says that people can do a peaceful protest, then they should be allowed to do that.”
Here’s the full clip:
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) August 12, 2018
The segment aired on the anniversary of the deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Cohen has come under fire for his brand of comedy which relies on tricking Republicans into making statements that get them in trouble. In all fairness to Cohen, he hasn’t really needed to engage in too much encouragement to elicit the responses he has received so far.
From politicians pulling down their pants and yelling the N-Word to showing sympathy for Nazi’s, Cohen is just getting started and the November 2018 Mid-Term elections are just around the corner.
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