Sacha Baron Cohen took aim at Kanye West and Donald Trump in a new Borat skit onstage at the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors.
The actor and comedian returned as Borat Sagdiyev during part of the evening to pay tribute to U2.
Baron Cohen began speaking as a character by pretending to mistake attending President Joe Biden for former President Trump.
“I was told that the President of the United States is here today,” he said per meeting. “Where are you Mr Trump? You don’t look so good.”
Biden could be seen laughing alongside his wife Jill in the audience.
“Where’s your damn fat belly gone? And your pretty orange skin absolutely,” the character continued. “I see you have a new wife. Whoa whoa whooo wa! She is very erotic.”
Baron Cohen, who is Jewish, then turned to anti-Semitism while still acting as Borat.
“I have to say I am very upset about anti-Semitism in America today,” he said. “It’s not fair. Kazakhstan is the number one Jew-exterminating nation. Stop stealing our hobby. Stop the theft. Stop the theft.
“Your Kayne. He tried to move to Kazakhstan and even tried to change his name to Kazakhstan-ye West. But we said no. He’s too anti-Semitic even for us.”
The last line, which refers to West’s recent anti-Semitic remarks and shocking praise of Adolf Hitler, earned applause from the audience.
Baron Cohen has portrayed Borat in various film and television projects for more than two decades.
Emerges as a supporting character Da Ali G show In 2000, Borat directed his own hit film 2006’s borateas well as a sequel recently produced for Prime Video.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/borat-sacha-baron-cohen-kanye-trump-b2238970.html Sacha Baron Cohen returns as Borat to target Trump and Kanye West