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  • Sacha Baron Cohen says he doesn't find Donald Trump "funny" either
  • Cohen also thanked Trump for doing "free publicity" for "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" 
  • "Borat 2" is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Sacha Baron Cohen clapped back at Donald Trump after the U.S. president called him a “creep” and “not funny” amid the release Cohen’s much-awaited sequel to 2006’s blockbuster movie “Borat.” 

Taking it to Twitter, the 49-year-old actor shared his thoughts on Trump’s remarks and noted that he doesn’t find him “funny” either before suggesting that Trump is a “racist buffoon.” In his tweet, Cohen also thanked the POTUS for doing “free publicity” for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” the second movie in the “Borat” franchise.

“Donald – I appreciate the free publicity for ‘Borat!’ I admit, I don’t find you funny either. But yet the whole world laughs at you. I am always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you will need a job after Jan. 20. Let’s talk!” Cohen tweeted.

The actor’s comments come after Trump recently told reporters that the “Trial of the Chicago 7” star tried to “scam” him when he disguised himself as a BBC anchor.

“I don’t know what happened. But years ago, you know, he tried to scam me. And I was the only one who said no way. That’s a phony guy. And I don’t find him funny. I don’t know anything about him other than he tried to scam me. He came in as a BBC – British broadcasting anchor. To me, he was a creep,” Trump told the reporters.

Steve Herman, Voice of America's White House bureau chief, tweeted the president’s remarks on his official Twitter account.

When asked if he has seen “Borat 2” and the footage involving Rudy Giuliani, Trump said that he “doesn’t know what happened.”

*SPOILER ALERT*

In the particular clip, Giuliani is shown in a compromising position with award-winning Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova’s character Tutar. The former mayor has already said that that he was simply readjusting his clothing after taking off the electronic recording equipment from the interview. 

Cohen did not take much time to respond to Giuliani’s claim and shared his views while making an appearance on “Good Morning America.”

“If the president’s lawyer found what he did there was appropriate behavior, then heaven knows what he’s done with other female journalists in hotel rooms,” Cohen said during the discussion.

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” has opened to positive reviews and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.  

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