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Joe Walsh Says He Was ‘Duped’ by Sacha Baron Cohen, Too

Sarah Palin previously said the comedian tricked her into thinking he was a disabled veteran

Last Updated: July 11, 2018 @ 10:52 AM

Former congressman Joe Walsh said that he has also been tricked by Sacha Baron Cohen, who apparently “duped” former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin while filming his upcoming Showtime series “Who Is America?”

“I was invited to a pro-Israel dinner that honored defenders of Israel,” Walsh said on Twitter Tuesday, adding that he “totally” believes Palin’s account because he, too, was “duped.”

Walsh called Cohen’s tactics “disguisting” (sic) and continued to tell his account of being fooled by Cohen, saying he participated in an interview and that the production was a “mess.”

“Strangest interview of my life – don’t think they spoofed me very much,” he continued. He also shared a picture of an “award” for “significant contributions to the state of Israel.”

Palin on Tuesday shared a message on Facebook saying that Cohen “duped” her into traveling across the country to meet a “disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all.”

“Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm – but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin,” she wrote. “The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.”

Walsh said that he “totally get[s]” Cohen’s “gig,” but “mocking a disabled veteran to spoof @SarahPalinUSA is a serious matter.”

See Walsh’s tweets below.