NYPost reported that Rudy Giuliani called the NYPD when “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen — wearing a spangly pink bikini — tried to prank him into a spoof interview.
President Trump’s personal attorney went to the Mark Hotel on Tuesday for what he thought was a serious interview about the administration’s response to COVID-19. He that said he was offered payment for the interview, and asked that the money be donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
A female interviewer began the conversation in a room fitted out with a professional set-up of lights and camera with a few softball questions before, as Giuliani tells us, “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.”
Giuliani said that he didn’t immediately recognize the gate-crasher as Cohen: “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.”
Other sources said that Cohen was seen sprinting out of the swanky Upper East Side hotel — a favorite with celebrities and the scene of Meghan Markle’s starry 2019 baby shower — and down 77th Street wearing just a bathrobe but was not apprehended by cops, who did arrive to investigate. The NYPD made no comments.
Giuliani explained, “I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.” A rep for Cohen declined to comment.
However, the former New York City mayor added, “I am a fan of some of his movies, ‘Borat’ in particular, because I’ve been to Kazakhstan. [Adopting a Borat accent, Guiliani repeats a famous line from the movie:] ‘She is my sister. She is number four prostitute in all of Kazakhstan.’ That was pretty funny.”
Baron Cohen last week gatecrashed a right-wing event in Washington posing as a racist country singer — where he encouraged the crowd to chant along to lyrics about liberals getting “chopped up” or “injected with the Wuhan flu.”