Sarah Palin, daughter 'duped' by Sacha Baron Cohen

By Wade Sheridan  |  July 11, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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July 11 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin says that she and her daughter fell victim to Sacha Baron Cohen and were tricked into giving an interview she referred to as exploitive.

Palin and Cohen crossed paths as part of the comedian's upcoming Showtime series Who is America? The project, written, directed and starring Cohen, features the actor speaking with politicians while under disguise.

A trailer for Who is America? recently released on Cohen's Twitter page, teases an interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney. "Is it possible to sign my waterboard kit?" Cohen asks Cheney, hinting at the politically-charged questions that will be asked on the show.

"Yup - we were duped. Ya' got me, Sacha. Feel better now?" Palin said on Facebook Tuesday as part of a long post slamming Cohen alongside a screenshot of a tweet made by political commentator Matt Drudge who said Cohen is targeting republicans and democrats.

Palin explains that she was asked to give an interview concerning military veterans that would be used as part of a documentary.

"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 U.S. 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. The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen's foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse," she said.

"Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country. Truly sick," she continued and said she felt that Showtime dropped her and daughter off at the wrong airport on purpose.

Who is America? is set to premiere July 15 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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