Back on July 7, former New York mayor and current attorney to Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, reported an intrusion from an unusually dressed man to the New York Police; however, the police found that no crime had been committed. It has now come to light that the person in question was Sacha Baron Cohen, who was filming for his new movie, the sequel to his 2006 film Borat.
While Giuliani initially claimed that he had not been fooled by the actor, Giuliani is under fire after the release of the new film. The scene including the former mayor paints him in a very negative light.
While in a room with Maria Bakalova, the actress who plays Borat’s 15-year-old daughter, Giuliani is seen behaving flirtatiously, disregarding social distancing, and boasting about Trump’s efforts in the coronavirus pandemic. From there, the scene escalates before Borat bursts in to disrupt the encounter. Giuliani has said that he was doing nothing wrong during the encounter and tweeted that the film is “a complete fabrication.”
Many have claimed that this particular scene in the film is an attempt to weaken Giuliani’s credibility in response to Giuliani’s involvement in the allegations against President Trump’s opponent, Joe Biden. Giuliani even addressed this claim in his Twitter thread response to the film.