A new clip taken from Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show ‘Who is America?’ shows GOP congressmen back an initiative to arm toddlers with guns.
The seven-episode series will premiere tomorrow night night (July 16), and sees Cohen dress up as a variety of comedic characters while interviewing the likes of Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin.
Ahead of tomorrow’s premiere, this extended first-look clip shows Cohen as a former Israeli colonel named Erran Morad. He calls for a new ‘Kinder-Guardians’ initiative which calls for three and four-year old children to be armed with guns.
The end of the clip sees GOP congressmen Joe Wilson and Dana Rohrabacher, as well as former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, endorse this Kinder-Guardians idea. You can watch the extended clip below.
The comedian has already caused outcry from the likes of Sarah Palin, after she claimed that he set her up while she was being interviewed for the new show.
“I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humour’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime,” Palin wrote, before explaining more about the set-up that she’d fallen for.
“This ‘legit opportunity’ to honor American Vets and contribute to a ‘legit Showtime historical documentary’ was requested of me via a speakers bureau,” she said. “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.
“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 continued.
“The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.”
She then slammed Cohen for “mocking those who have fought and served our country,” adding that the stunt was “truly sick”.