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'Phony guy' Donald Trump says Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen is ‘unfunny creep’

The US president weighed in after the star’s new movie showed Rudy Giuliani in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman.

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Actor Sacha Baron Cohen in character as Borat (AP)

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen in character as Borat (AP)

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen in character as Borat (AP)

US president Donald Trump has said he thinks Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian behind the Borat films, is “a creep”.

Baron Cohen’s new movie, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, shows Mr Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman acting as a journalist.

Mr Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday night that he did not know what happened with Mr Giuliani.

But he said of Baron Cohen: “You know, years ago, he tried to scam me.

“And I was the only one that said: ‘No way. This guy is a phony guy.'”

“I don’t find him funny,” the US leader said, adding: “To me, he’s a creep.”

Mr Trump appeared briefly on Da Ali G Show in 2003, but walked away from an interview with Baron Cohen’s Ali G character after just a minute.

One scene in Baron Cohen’s sequel to the original Borat movie shows Mr Giuliani on a bed, tucking in his shirt with his hand down his trousers after the woman helps him remove recording equipment.

Mr Giuliani called the scene “a hit job”, and said he realised he was being set up.

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