The actress, who plays Sasha Baron Cohen’s daughter in the new movie “Borat,” gained access to the White House last month and stepped at the feet of US President Donald Trump and met her son earlier this year, according to footage posted online Friday. from an official account related to the film.
In the video posted on Twitter, actress Maria Bakalova appears to be in the same room as an event with the US president.
She was also interviewed at the White House by a correspondent for One America News Network, a far-right program often praised by Trump and known for broadcasting unproven conspiracy theories and asking the president questions about softball at press conferences.
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“There is no need for security checks or COVID tests,”
Trump is very careful about who he lets into events and his house. No Covid test required – High 5! pic.twitter.com/Kf5gGk3n2M
– Borat (@BoratSagdiyev) October 23, 2020
According to the video, the actress was interviewed by OANN correspondent Chanel Rion at the White House on September 20.
It was not clear whether Bakalova gained access to the White House through OANN or was there independently, or passed any security or health checks.
“Why are all the fake journalists on the left and no one on the right?” Bakalova asks Rion. Rion’s answer is not shown in the video.
The Daily Mail reports that additional footage from the video comes when Bakalova attends a reception in Phoenix, Arizona and shakes hands with Donald Trump Jr. at the Conservative CPAC conference, both in February.
The footage is not included in the film “Borat Subsequent Film of Moviefilm: Delivering Bribes to the American Regime to Benefit from the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”), which was released on Amazon Prime Video on October 23.
Trolling close to Trump is the central theme of the new film Borat, a sequel to the 2006 documentary, in which Baron Cohen’s character travels the United States defending sexist, racist and anti-Semitic views and provoking similar responses from unwitting actors.
Trump said Friday that he was not a fan of Baron Cohen – even before a clip from the British comedian’s film forced US President Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer into an awkward explanation.
Asked about the video – which shows Giuliani in a fake “interview” with an attractive and flirtatious young woman, also played by Bakalova – while speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump said: “I don’t know what happened.”
“But years ago, you know, he tried to deceive me. And I was the only one who said nothing. This is a fake man. And I don’t find it funny. “
Trump said the incident happened about 15 years ago.
“He was creepy to me,” Trump said.
The president did not provide further details about the meeting, but in a 2003 interview, Baron Cohen, playing Ali G’s gangster, made Trump a business venture: special gloves for eating ice cream.
Before the release of the new film about Borat, the rumor of Baron Cohen’s latest scandalous ambushes on unsuspecting participants had spread like wildfire.
On Wednesday, Giuliani angrily refused because of the fake interview.
In the film, the meeting seems to leave the 76-year-old former mayor of New York in a compromising situation, holding hands down his pants in the bedroom.
Giuliani said the scene was a “complete fabrication”.
“I had put my shirt away after removing the recording equipment. At no point before, during or after the interview have I ever been inappropriate, “he tweeted.
“If Sacha Baron Cohen hints otherwise, he is a cold stone liar.”
The comedian continued to joke with Giuliani.
In a video posted on social media, Borat himself jumped to his defense and accused “fake news media,” a term often used by Trump and his supporters, of turning an “innocent” meeting into “something disgusting.”
Baron Cohen has made a story of mockery of conservative figures. For his series for the 2018 show “What is America”, the British comedian made former Vice President Dick Cheney sign a water riding kit. A sketch of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore included a comedian conducting a “pedophile test.” Moore judged the meeting.