On the 4th of July (because when else?) Cohen teased a new project that seems to take a dig at the president in a Twitter video titled "A Message from Donald J. Trump". It was disgraceful. He ought to be fired immediately.
In February it was reported that Baron Cohen paid convicted armed robber OJ Simpson £15,000 to lure him to a hotel room a prank for an undisclosed new project, not believed to be the Greed movie.
Trump has distanced himself from Cohen, suggesting that the investigation has far more to do with Cohen's business dealings than anything Cohen did for the president.
But when it was announced Thursday that Cohen hired Lanny Davis, a former ally of Hillary Clinton, to be his new lawyer, it became clear that Cohen no longer sees himself on Team Trump.
"Go to school. Learn about being amusing. Learn about being amusing".
The caustic snippets in the video refer back to an incident in 2012, when Cohen crashed the Oscars as part of the promotion for his movie The Dictator, and dumped "ashes" onto E!'s Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. "You don't know shit", Trump continues.More news: Why FSU Football needs LeBron James to leave Cleveland again
The titles, which are shown over a United States flag, then read: 'Sacha graduates.
Of course, Cohen and Trump had met before - way back in 2003 when Cohen was first making his name via his character Ali G, a parody of youth TV presenters, who routinely asked inappropriate or daft questions to provoke awkward responses from unwitting subjects.
He asked Trump if he would be interested in investing in a business idea - gloves created to catch dripping ice cream.
Trump walked out when he realized it was a prank. It is now unclear of how Sacha Baron Cohen got a hold of this unseen message from Donald Trump, which was likely filmed before he became President. "But actually he was there for about seven minutes".