US president Donald Trump has hit out at Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen, branding him “a creep”.

The pair have a long history after Sacha first targeted Trump as one of his other comedy characters, Ali G, in 2003, but launched a fresh attack following the release of the comedian’s latest movie, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

The president told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday night (via PA Media): “You know, years ago, he tried to scam me.

“And I was the only one that said: ‘No way. This guy is a phoney guy.’

Borat and Donald Trump

“I don’t find him funny,” the US leader said, adding: “To me, he’s a creep.”

The episode of Da Ali G Show saw Sacha ’s character try to pitch him a product called ice cream gloves, but Trump walked out when he realised it was a prank.

Trump also branded Sacha “a moron who should have been pummelled” after a red carpet stunt at the Oscars in 2012. 

A new promo for latest Borat film – which sees Sacha playing fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev as he interacts with real people – reveals that Borat’s “daughter” managed to get within feet of Trump and shook hands with the president’s son.

The clip – which released as the film debuted on Amazon Prime on Friday – showed Maria Bakalova, the Bulgarian actress who plays the main character’s on-screen daughter, apparently in the same room as the president.

Maria, who looks to be pretending to be a TV journalist in the clip, is also seen shaking hands with Donald Trump Jr. 

The critical response to Borat 2 has so far been positive, with the film holding an 84% rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is streaming on Amazon Prime Video now.

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