Cohen is (thankfully) at it again. And no, he didn't get arrested.
Fresh from his appearance at a far-right rally in Washington state where he sang about the 'Wuhan Flu', the mischievous actor has managed to pull the wool over another victim - this time it's Donald Trump's advisor and former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani. It's only another Sacha Baron Cohen in drag scenario.
The New York Post’s Page Six reported that Giuliani was at the Mark Hotel in Manhattan on Tuesday when the incident took place. Trump's advisor thought he was part of a legitimate interview in relation to COVID-19 when a man dressed as a woman - Cohen - entered the room wearing nothing but a bikini. Oh, how we wish there was photographic or video evidence.
Here's Giuliani explaining how the situation went down: "This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit. It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn’t what I would call distractingly attractive.
"This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shake-down, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away."
Thankfully, nothing happened after the police arrived, and they went off about their business. Giuliani, who once famously appeared in drag at a New York charity event, previously mentioned in an interview with Page Six that he was a fan of Cohen's work, citing 'Borat'. However, being on the receiving end this time around, he failed to recognise the comic in full drag garb.
The Sacha Baron Cohen in drag escapade will likely turn up in the next series of 'Who Is America?' whereby the actor weeks havoc on unsuspecting people within the political and cultural circles. A lot has happened in 2020, so we're sure Cohen has another monumental installment on the way for us.