Those playing at home will remember Sacha Baron Cohen’s run in with Donald Trump on his Da Ali G Show. In full character, Cohen tried to sell Trump on the idea of an “ice cream glove” to stop getting melted ice cream on your hands.
Watch Ali G’s interview with Donald Trump in 2003 below:
Trump later berated Cohen on Twitter and in subsequent interviews, saying he saw through the “scam”, and calling Cohen a “third rate character”.
“I only wish that he would’ve been punched in the face so many times right now he’d be in a hospital,” Trump said after Cohen dumped “ashes” on E! host Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars red carpet (circa The Dictator promo in 2012).
Since then, it’s been a long drawn-out spat between the pair, with digs finding their way onto TV interviews and in feature films (The Brothers Grimsby).
Now, as a gift to humankind on the 4th of July, Cohen has teased what looks to be a step further into the warfare. Watch the clip below:
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— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) July 4, 2018
The video features snippets from Trump’s scathing comments about Cohen and features the text “Sacha graduates”, along with a logo for the now-defunct Trump University.
Trump University, Trump’s scam real estate education company, was accused of illegal business practices in a suit filed by the State of New York. Trump also settled many class action lawsuits over the dodgy operation, paying out US$25 million during the early months of his presidency.