Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he made a ‘bad mistake’ by allowing himself to be tricked by Sacha Baron Cohen – who got the Senate nominee to admit he may accept a sex act from Trump if he asked.
In Baron Cohen’s latest episode of his new Showtime series ‘Who Is America?’, the actor and comedian posed as a Finnish journalist and convinced Arpaio to engage in a one-on-one interview which aired last weekend.
‘If Donald Trump calls you up after this and says, ”Sheriff Joe, I want to offer you an amazing b***job,” would you say yes?’ Cohen asked in disguise.
‘I might have to say yes,’ he replied.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Arpaio blamed Baron Cohen’s thick accent, saying ‘I couldn’t understand him.’
‘The only thing I got was that he would offer me a job.’
In character as Finnish TV presenter ‘OMGWhizzBoyOMG,’ Sacha Baron Cohen got Sheriff Joe Arpaio to admit he would let President Donald Trump give him oral sex if he asked
The president gave Arpaio a full pardon last year on a contempt of court conviction that stemmed from his refusal to stop targeting suspected illegal immigrants with otherwise reason-free traffic stops.
His fawning attitude may have been driven by a sense of gratitude.
Cohen, in character as ‘OMGWhizzBoyOMG,’ also asked the former lawman if he thought Trump ‘might have had a ‘golden shower’,’ a sex act related to urination.
‘Wouldn’t surprise me,’ he replied.
‘He’s talking about golden showers. I thought he was talking about — the president has gold,’ Arpaio defended.
‘And then handjob,’ Arpaio said. ‘What was that? He was talking about illegals coming over working with their hands on their job.
‘I made a bad mistake security-wise,’ Arpaio said Thursday. He said Baron Cohen’s team told him they were doing a feature for Showtime with the top 20 people in the US.
‘It looked pretty nice [that] I made the top people,’ he said.
Now the Senate candidate is challenging Baron Cohen to a face-to-face interview without the veil of disguise.
‘Get the guts, get out of your undercover role, come and interview me in English, of course, so I can understand him so we can go man-to-man. You can ask me anything you want. I’ll be glad to deal with it,’ Arpaio said.
‘He won’t have the guts to do that. Maybe he will, I don’t know.’
Arpaio is a longtime Trump backer (pictured at a January 2016 campaign event) and got a presidential pardon in 2017 after being convicted of contempt of court
Cohen asks Arpaio an uncomfortable question regarding a sexual act, but now the former sheriff say Cohen’s thick accent confused him
Arpaio’s response sounded serious, but he insists he couldn’t understand what Cohen was saying
The allegation against Arpaio was contained in a now-infamous 2016 dossier of opposition research funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The FBI used it, in part, to justify surveillance on at least one former Trump campaign aide.
The unverified claim related to a Moscow trip Trump took in 2013, and focused on the fear that the Kremlin had gathered embarrassing ‘kompromat’ dirt on the future president.
Speaking in a Scandinavian accent, Cohen unboxed a child’s Shokpins toy and named it ‘Delish Donut,’ a character who then asked Arpaio about the red-meat conservative issue of gun control.
Arpaio spoke to the toy.
‘Guns don’t kill. People kill,’ he said, recounting the National Rifle Association’s belief that a ‘good guy with a gun’ can often stop an armed criminal: ‘I’m hoping somebody else in there has a gun that will shoot that person before he kills you.’
‘Bad guys are going to get their guns!’
Cohen’s other spoofs for ‘Who Is America?’ have included appearing as a retired Mossad agent who convinced a state lawmaker to shout racial slurs and run a supposed self’defense drill against anti-gay Muslim jihadis
As retired Col. Erran Morad, Cohen also embarrassed former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore
Arpaio ultimately said that even if ‘Delish Donut’ was anti-gun, he hoped other Shopkins dolls were on his side.
That was too much for Cohen. ‘I have 43 guns,’ OMGWhizzBoyOMG said.
‘I’ve been collecting them for the upcoming race war,’ he deadpanned, drawing zero reaction from the 86-year-old.
Arpaio told the Breitbart website last month that he had ‘signed some kind of contract before filming’ but ‘did not read all the info.’
‘I was kind of shocked,’ he said. ‘But I figured this is Finland and this is a famous comedian.’