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President Donald Trump appears to be one of the many politicians that Sacha Baron Cohen will target in his new Showtime series Who Is America?.

It will not be the first time the two have met however, with President Trump previously appearing on Cohen's breakout program Da Ali G Show almost two decades ago in New York City.

In that episode, President Trump walked off set less than a minute into the interview with Cohen, who was trying to get the real estate scion to invest in gloves for eating ice cream.

Cohen claimed in an interview just a few years back that Trump spent about seven minutes speaking with him that day in total, which was edited down to a minute.

There is no video to support that claim, and the interview that aired on the show did not look very edited and rather as if it were shot in one take from start to finish.

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Sit down: Donald Trump appeared on Da Ali G Show back in 2003 (above) and stormed off the set after less than a minute with the comedian
Sit down: Donald Trump appeared on Da Ali G Show back in 2003 (above) and stormed off the set after less than a minute with the comedian

Sit down: Donald Trump appeared on Da Ali G Show back in 2003 (above) and stormed off the set after less than a minute with the comedian

Taking a stand: Ali G is currently preparing to release his new series Who Is America? on Showtime, which will take aim at Trump (Cohen in character at a 2016 movie premiere)
Taking a stand: Ali G is currently preparing to release his new series Who Is America? on Showtime, which will take aim at Trump (Cohen in character at a 2016 movie premiere)

Taking a stand: Ali G is currently preparing to release his new series Who Is America? on Showtime, which will take aim at Trump (Cohen in character at a 2016 movie premiere)

'I've got some business idea that I'll  just want to tell you about and I would be a fool if,' begins Cohen in the interview. 

Trump then asks that he tell him 'very quickly,' clearly pout off by the comedian's demeanor and attire. 

'What is the most popular thing in the world?' asks Cohen.

'Music, replied Trump.

Cohen then says 'no,' promoting Trump to ask him what he believes is the most popular thing in the world.  

'Ice cream,' replies Cohen.  

'Everyone 'as it. And what is the problem with ice cream?' asks Cohen.  

'I have no idea,' responds Trump. 

It drips, okay. So me idea is dat...' begins Cohen.  

'You make a drip proof ice cream,' says Trump cutting in, causing Cohen to pause and say that it is a good idea and he will need Trump to sign a waiver so her promises not to use it.

It was not Cohen's idea, which he reveals is gloves to handle the ice cream.  

'Gloves that make the ice cream not go on  your hands and make it well sticky and  also keep your hands warm like when  when you iz eatin de ice cream,' explains Cohen.

That was when Trump killed the interview.   

'Well it  sounds like a good idea and I hope you  make a lot of money,' sys Trump.

'Good luck folks it's been nice seeing you you take care of yourself okay.'  

Cohen has targeted a number of high-profile Republicans for his new Showtime series Who Is America?.

Matt Drudge has revealed that among the politicians the comedian has managed to dupe for the show are Dick Cheney, Trent Lott, David Petraeus, Alberto Gonzales and Sarah Palin.

Palin, the former governor of Alaska, confirmed that she was tricked into flying to Washington DC for an interview with Cohen on Tuesday, writing a detailed post about her experience on Facebook

Petraeus is a former general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency for a little over a year under President Obama before he was forced to resign over an extramarital affair.

Lott was formerly the Senate Minority Leader but stepped down in 2002 before resigning from his position in 2007 to become a lobbysist.

Gonzales served as attorney general under President Geroge W. Bush and Cheney was vice president during that same administration. 

The network teased Cohen's new show with a promo that aired for the first time on Monday and showed part of his interview with Cheney.

David Petraeus
David Petraeus
Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen

Duped: Dick Cheney, Trent Lott, David Petraeus (left), Alberto Gonzales and Sarah Palin (right) are among those who were duped by Cohen according to Matt Drudge

In that preview he is seen autographing a plastic gallon jug, which he hands back to Cohen before saying: 'That’s the first time I’ve ever signed a waterboard.'

Palin revealed on Tuesday that she was duped into filming an interview with Cohen in Washington DC, completely unaware of the comedian's intentions.

She claims that Cohen disguised himself as a wounded veteran for the sit-down, and that to cap things off the production team knowingly dropped her and her daughter off at the wrong airport, knowing they would not be able to get a flight back to Alaska. 

A source tells DailyMail.com that this all happened in November, and Palin was with her teenage daughter Piper at the time, who is still in high school.

Palin is now demanding that Showtime and Cohen donate all proceeds to a veterans group.

'This "legit opportunity" to honor American Vets and contribute to a “legit Showtime historical documentary” was requested of me via a speakers bureau,' said Palin.

DailyMail.com has been told by a source that it was the American Programs Bureau that presented this opportunity to Palin, the same group who manages the likes of Larry King, Sean 'P Diddy' Combs, Sir Richard Branson and Mikhail Gorbachev, to name a few. 

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'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,' explained Palin.

'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.'

She went on to state: 'The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.'

Then, after that, she and Piper were brought to the wrong airport.

'After refusing to take our calls to help get us out of the bind they’d put us in for three days, I wrote this off as yet another example of the sick nature that is media-slash-entertainment today,' said Palin of the experience.

She also informed Cohen that Piper thinks he is a 'piece of s***.' 

Palin then called on Cohen and Showtime to give back.

'Here is my challenge, shallow Sacha boy: go ahead - air the footage. Experience tells us it will be heavily edited, not pretty, and intended to humiliate,' said Palin.

'The challenge is to Cohen, CBS and Showtime: donate all proceeds to a charitable group that actually respects and supports American Vets. Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country.' 

 

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