Days after former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin revealed she was “duped” by Sacha Baron Cohen‘s upcoming comedy show Who Is America?, the British star has unveiled one of his new personas to hit back at Palin.
Cohen posted a letter on Twitter as a new, previously unrevealed character, Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr, PhD who runs the site Truthbrary.org.
Palin had claimed Cohen disguised himself as a “disabled US veteran” during the interview before she walked out.
“I did NOT say I was a War Vet,” the letter reads. “I was in the service – not military, but United Parcel and I only fought for my country once – when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property.”
— Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD (@BillyWRuddick) July 12, 2018
The letter goes on to praise Palin for “TELLING THE TRUTH about Obama’s birth certificate and the location of Russia” before claiming that she had “been hit by a bullshit grenade” and was “bleeding FAKE NEWS”.
The site Truthbrary.net features a variety of articles including titles such as Why Do Liberals Despise The West? and Hibernating Alien Discovered Inside Secret Chamber In The Great Pyramid.
The disgraced US Senate candidate Roy Moore has also released a statement revealing that he too was convinced to appear on the show, saying that he was embarrassed and humiliated by Cohen.
“I don’t need Sacha Cohen to tell me who America is, but I can tell him that America is a proud Nation which sprang from humble beginnings and a strong belief in God, virtue, and morality,” he said in a statement. “As an American, I would never hide my identity and deceive others only to mock and ridicule them as this Showtime series is designed to do. America is not only about being proud but about being brave and standing for what we believe.”
Baron Cohen successfully lampooned a host of prominent figures in American politics, including former Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Howard Dean.
In a teaser for the show, it was revealed that former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served his time in the thick of the Iraq War, was asked to sign a “waterboarding kit”.
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) July 8, 2018
It’s yet to be seen exactly what Baron Cohen did to Palin, but we’ll be closer to finding out when Who Is America? hits Australian screens on Stan this Sunday.
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