'I was the first person actually to realize that he's a d‑‑‑'
Donald Trump previously shared his recollection of the time he met Sacha Baron Cohen masquerading as one of his comedic alter egos on Da Ali G Show. “I never fall for scams,” Trump tweeted in 2012. “I am the only person who immediately walked out of my ‘Ali G’ interview.”
Now Baron Cohen has weighed in with his version of the story, and unsurprisingly, he has a slightly different take than the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
During an appearance on The Late Late Show on Monday night, host James Corden asked Baron Cohen about the now infamous 2003 encounter, during which his Ali G character pitched Trump a novel invention known as the “ice cream glove.”
“Yeah, it was good,” Baron Cohen said of the confab. “I was the first person actually to realize that he’s a d‑‑‑.”
Asked about Trump’s assertion that he immediately walked out, Baron Cohen said, “He claims that he did, he claims that he saw through the interview. But actually he was there for about seven minutes.”
“Is that a long time for an Ali G interview?” Corden asked.
“Yes, quite a long time,” Baron Cohen replied.
The Ali G showdown wasn’t the last time Baron Cohen and Trump butted heads. In 2012, Trump called Baron Cohen “a moron who should have been pummeled” in response to an Oscars red carpet stunt. Last year Baron Cohen, in character as Borat, suggested on Jimmy Kimmel Live that Trump has “a brain like a female chicken.” And most recently, Baron Cohen’s movie The Brothers Grimsby depicted Trump contracting AIDS.
Watch Baron Cohen on The Late Late Show above.