Sacha Baron Cohen dupes politicians and gun lobbyists

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Sacha Baron Cohen has been punking people for the last 20 years in various guises, which at first blush made his Showtime series, "Who is America?", sound like just more of the same.

Walsh included the hashtag #boycottShowtime on his series of tweets, while Palin asked Baron Cohen and Showtime to donate the proceeds from the show "to a charitable group that actually respects and supports American Vets".

In a clip released by the network, posted above, Baron Cohen went to Washington, D.C., heavily disguised as Israeli anti-terror expert Col. Erran Morad, seeking congressional support from GOP lawmakers for a program called "Kinder Guardians" that would train USA preschoolers to use firearms.

Former Rep. Joe Walsh of IL, who is now a conservative radio host, said the "kinder-guardian" program "introduces specially selected children, from 12 to four years old, to pistols, rifles, semi-automatics, and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars".

"I was in the service-not military, but United Parcel and I only fought for my country once-when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property", Riddick wrote.

Current Republican House members Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (L) and Rep. Joe Wilson (M) also endorsed a fake program that calls for arming children as young as four with weapons.

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That he gets gun-rights activists Philip Van Cleave and Larry Pratt to speak out in support of the initiative - and even film a training video for children, with characters such as Puppy Pistol and Gunny Rabbit - is the episode's funniest bit, if sadly not surprising. "In less than a month-less than a month-a first-grader can become a first grenade-er". They don't worry if it's politically correct to shoot a mentally deranged gunman, they'll just do it.

Pratt, who served in the Virginia House of Delegates in the early 1980s, said that "the science behind this program is proven". At the end of the video, he recites language that's apparently from a teleprompter citing fake facts that include the misused names of pop culture figures like Cardi B, Rita Ora and Blink-182.

Later on, the character goes on to speak to a gun lobbyist about giving arms to children to protect themselves.

The series marks Baron Cohen's return to television after more than a decade, who first rose to fame as his character Ali G on Channel 4.

"I'll probably laugh at myself" Walsh told CNN, brushing off his appearance in on Baron Cohen's show. Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential hopeful, said in a Facebook post.

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