Sarah Palin livid after being tricked into interview with Sacha Baron Cohen

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"It was supposed to be this big time, Showtime documentary and it was passed onto me by a speaker's bureau - which I would assume had done some vetting", Palin said to Robin Roberts today. "And I said, I would not do that, of course". "He thinks this kind of stuff is amusing, and mocking the disabled and mocking and belittling our vets with his portrayal, in my book, it's not amusing". Instead, Cohen appeared to have disguised himself as a disabled veteran, and proceeded to conduct an interview "full of Hollywoodism's disrespect and sarcasm", she said.

"Who is America?", due to launch on Sunday on cable channel Showtime, has been shrouded in secrecy apart from a trailer showing former USA defense secretary Dick Cheney signing a large bottle described as a water-boarding kit.

Ted Koppel says Sacha Baron Cohen, shown with wife Isla Fisher, duped him into an interview.

Cohen responded to Palin's outrage and challenge in a sarcastic tweet Thursday that was made in the character of the interviewer.

FYI, Palin hasn't held public office since 2009 when she resigned as Alaska's governor and has not announced any intention to seek election for another government gig.

Arpaio, an immigration hard-liner whom President Donald Trump pardoned previous year from a contempt of court verdict, famously advocated for racially profiling auto drivers and pulling them over for being suspected undocumented immigrants. "Good Morning America" said that the producers refused to turn over a clip to verify her claim.

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Billy Wayne Ruddick, Jr, PhD, Baron Cohen's character from "Who Is America?", posted a rebuttal to Palin on Thursday, claiming he did not pose as a military veteran.

I mean, you read a line like that and you know, man, this guy he just doesn't quit.

Baron Cohen successfully lampooned a host of prominent figures in American politics, including former Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Howard Dean.

'In my book it's not amusing'. "Mocking vets, belittling the disabled, stereotyping sufferers of mental illness, spewing disdain for America's heartland and our collective work ethic and patriotism... all rewarded in the City of Angels that fell so far". It's to parody something that is important to an individual or an entity or group of people'.

Well, that's certainly one way to drum up publicity.