Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat Joins Twitter To Troll Donald Trump About Coronavirus

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Ahead of his return to the screen nearly 14 years, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat has joined Twitter, taking hits and trolling everyone in his path, primarily President Donald Trump.

Since joining the social media platform on Friday, Cohen’s comedic alter-ego has used it to criticize the sitting president about his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. From making jokes about how more than 200,000 have died from the coronavirus under Trump to the president’s “sarcastic” endorsement of bleach as COVID-19 treatment, Borat Sagdiyev’s going all in for his comedic criticism.

“Trump would have leave hospital sooner, but he nice and did not want to hurt covid’s feelings,” the Twitter account posted.

Over the first 24 hours, the verified Borat account tweeted more than a dozen digs at both Trump and those in his inner circle. Along with quips about Trump and his administration, the Twitter feed has also shared a mask-wearing PSA.

In the short video Cohen’s Borat talks about the “new plague” that originated in “Wuhan in Israel.” He encourages fans and viewers to wear recommended face coverings, but isn’t seen wearing one himself – correctly, that is. Upon zooming out, it becomes clear that Borat has fashioned his mask to fit like his trademark neon yellow swimsuit.

The new Twitter account  is likely part of the marketing campaign for the upcoming Borat sequel. Amazon last week shared the trailer for a Borat follow-up and announced its October 23 premiere date. Cohen reprises the titular role as a bumbling Kazakh journalist, who inserts himself often dangerous situations in America. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe To American Regime For Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan sees Cohen tackle the topic of COVID-19 and even attend a rally with Vice President Mike Pence.

 

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