Former half-term Alaska governor and failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin claimed that Sacha Baron Cohen is mocking “middle class Americans” and the “disabled” after she was duped by the comedian on his new Showtime series “Who is America?”
Palin — who has made millions from book deals, TV shows and other ventures — is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump who has publicly mocked disabled people.
The multimillionaire whined about her supposed “middle class” persecution to “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts:
Well, it was proposed to me as a legitimate interview to speak about veterans issues and our military and current events to a new audience. 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.
But you know, this quote on quote comedian is very good at lying, at duping people, because look at the long list now since I’ve come out and described my experience, all these other guys, all these men coming out now saying, “Oh yeah, me too.”
It just got worse and worse and worse as the minutes went on in this bizarre, really humiliating interview. It mocked middle class Americans. It mocked our values. It mocked the disabled and it just got worse and worse.
It was occurring to me that whatever this show really is is all about humiliation and devaluing Middle Class Americans that I represent. So I said enough was enough and I took off my mic and I walked out.
Asked about promoting Cohen’s show with her interview to “Good Morning America,” Palin claimed that it was okay because CBS and Showtime are promoting it:
CBS and Showtime are gonna’ be pimping this thing hard so people are gonna’ hear about it anyway, so for me to get out there and let people know what’s coming, and if people tune into the show they will see how middle class Americans are mocked.
(Source: Good Morning America/Twitter)