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Sacha Baron Cohen Convinced Lawmakers to Arm Children

The comedian, impersonating an Israeli arms expert, tricked Republicans on his new show Who Is America?

Sacha Baron Cohen's new Showtime show, Who Is America? premiered Sunday night. In one bit, Cohen impersonated Israeli weapons expert "Erran Morad." Cohen as Morad got lawmakers to endorse his "Kinderguardians" program, which would arm small children. Former Congressman Joe Walsh even participated in a faux public service announcement for the child-arming program. Walsh later admitted via Twitter that Cohen tricked him. Other politicians, like Sarah Palin, have been "duped" and made statements against the show. The show is already receiving backlash from conservatives, and it seems the controversy will continue.

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