Arpaio Speaks to Toy Doughnut in New Baron Cohen's Show


In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix.

When it comes to former Joe Arpaio being pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen, his Senate campaign team would like everyone to chill out, "it's comedy". Who Is America airs on Showtime, Sundays at 10PM ET/PT. Repeat airings of the premiere and delayed viewing following word-of-mouth buzz helped lift the premiere to just over one million viewers according to Variety, and the resignation of Georgia lawmaker Jason Spencer after he showed his butt and screamed racial epithets in some stupid defense exercise Cohen made up have made Who Is America? one of the most impactful series of the year, even if its meaning isn't entirely clear. Arpaio previously admitted that it "wouldn't surprise me" if the "golden shower" allegations from the infamous Steele Russia Dossier were true. Arpaio clearly heard Cohen say that, but continued with the interview anyway, where things took a turn toward the kinky when Cohen began asking Arpaio questions about Donald Trump and their relationship with each other.

In the episode, Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio agreed to be the guest on a freakish talk show hosted by a Finnish YouTuber OMGWhizzBoyOMG (played by Cohen).

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 said.

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"Yes, I have been collecting them for the upcoming race war", Baron Cohen said.

"I don't know what he is saying about America".

"I started to get a little angry, a little sad, but I went through it", he told the Arizona Republic.

Last month, Sarah Palin's admission that she had been pranked by Cohen led Arpaio to realize that he too had been fooled by "Who Is America?". He was later convicted of the misdemeanor, but was spared a possible jail sentence when he was pardoned by President Donald Trump.

The series, in which a disguised Cohen interviews subjects who do not realize they are working with a comedian, has featured a congressman supporting the idea of arming children as young as 3 to stop school shootings and former Vice President Dick Cheney signing a jug described as a "waterboarding kit".