On Saturday afternoon, Cohen took to Twitter to respond to the president's recent criticism of his comedic work, which he deemed unfunny. Trump made the comments on Friday night when a reporter asked about a controversial scene in Borat 2 featuring his attorney Rudy Giuliani.
"I don’t know what happened. But years ago, you know, he (@SachaBaronCohen) tried to scam me and I was the only one who said no way," tweeted Steve Herman of Trump's sentiments, a journalist with The Voice of America. "That’s a phony guy and I don’t find him funny ... To me, he's a creep."
Cohen caught wind of Trump's criticism and issued a delightfully passive aggressive response on Twitter: "Donald—I appreciate the free publicity for Borat!" he wrote. "I admit, I don’t find you funny either. But yet the whole world laughs at you. I’m always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you’ll need a job after Jan. 20. Let’s talk!
Cohen revived his Borat character in the newly released sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. The movie has made countless headlines over the past week for a scene in which former New York City mayor Giuliani is shown putting his hands down his pants while in a hotel room with a woman posing as a reporter.
Giuliani denies he did anything wrong and that the scene was "a complete fabrication."