Sacha Baron Cohen Owns the Hell Out of GOP Gun Nuts in Who Is America?

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Folks, it’s as good as expected.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime program Who Is America? debuted last night, after weeks of right wing nuts like Sarah Palin, former congressman Joe Walsh, and Joe Arpaio trying to get in front of the story by admitting they were duped by Cohen.


Add to that list former Majority Leader Trent Lott—who, in the clip below, happily throws his support behind “Kinderguardians,” Cohen’s fictional program to heavily arm toddlers to take down school shooters—California Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher, and Representative Joe Wilson, among others.

Cohen, posing as Israeli Col. Erran Morad, an “anti-terror expert,” also teams up with Philip Van Cleave, president of the truly batshit pro-gun Virginia Citizen’s Defense League, to make a video promoting massive semiautomatic weapons for young children outfitted to look like stuff animals.

You’re gonna want to see it for yourself. The portion of the segment where the politicians come in starts around eight minutes in:

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