Former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio has been an outspoken and controversial supporter of gun rights, but it's probably safe to say his gun control debate with a Shopkins character known as D'lish Donut marked a first.
However, on an episode of Who is America?
In reference to the explosive Trump dossier, Baron Cohen asks Arpaio, who is a close ally of Donald Trump, whether the president might have had a golden shower, to which the sheriff replies: "Wouldn't surprise me".
Of course, rather than taking a step back and explaining that in American sexual nomenclature, a "blowjob" refers to fellatio, and Arpaio went all in, responding "I may have to say yes".
In just four weeks on the air, Sacha Baron Cohen and his Showtime series Who is America? has managed to sit Roy Moore down for a pedophile test, tricked a Georgia lawmaker into using racial slurs, and been a general thorn in the side of at least one political party.
The show also features Arpaio arguing with a plastic Shopkins toy - an anti-firearms "D'lish Doughnut".
"Delicious Donut, you have to understand that you have to follow the Constitution and the law and allow people to have guns", Arpaio told the figure.
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"Yes, I have been collecting them for the upcoming race war", Baron Cohen said.
He also gives "Finnish" addresses to the camera throughout the segment, which are clearly gibberish.
"I don't know what he is saying about America".
Breitbart News reported in July the episode was filmed last fall and that Arpaio said he thought he'd been very careful in his answers. As criticism erupted over the interview, Arpaio told the Arizona Republic that he had been unaware of the publication's views.
Cohen also asked about Arpaio's staunch support of Trump, who famously pardoned the former sheriff a year ago less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt. He was later convicted of the misdemeanor, but was spared a possible jail sentence when he was pardoned by President Donald Trump.
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