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Things We Saw Today: Sacha Baron Cohen Tricks Republicans into Filming PSA for Arming Children with Guns

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Tonight marks the premiere of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new docu-series, Who is America?, which airs on Showtime tonight. Baron Cohen is best known for his characters Ali G, Borat and Brüno, who he uses to trick unsuspecting guests and celebrities into making shocking revelations. In this sneak peek from his new series, Baron Cohen assumes the disguise of Israeli Mossad agent Erran Morad, who is trying to pitch his “Kinder Guardian” program of arming children with guns. He manages to get major Republicans like Trent Lott, Dana Rohrabacher, Joe Wilson, Joe Walsh and others to not only listen to his pitch, but to actively endorse it. It is wickedly funny, but ultimately terrifying when you realize that these dummies are running the country. Make sure you’re registered to vote!

(image: Showtime)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.