watch Sacha Baron Cohen prank alt-right militia rally into doing racist sing-along
It's been two years since Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series Who Is America convinced Sarah Palin, radio host Joe Walsh, and other right wing personalities to do interviews with some of Cohen's characters. There's been no word on a second season, but SBC appears to be up to his old tricks again. Over the weekend, Cohen -- under a few different guises throughout the day -- infiltrated an a rally, “March For Our Rights 3”, held by alt-right group Washington Three Percenters on Saturday in Olympia, Washington.
The centerpiece of this prank was a musical performance by Cohen as a country singer, dressed in overalls, a cowboy hat and bushy beard where, onstage, he performed a blatantly racist (and ridiculous) song encouraging people to attack liberals, the World Health Organization, CNN, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and others. He encouraged the 500-or-so there for the rally to sing along to such lines like: "Obama, what we gonna do? / Inject him with the Wuhan flu / Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do? / Lock her up like we used to do / Dr. Fauci, what we gonna do? / Inject him with the Wuhan flu / WHO, what we gonna do? Chop ’em up like the Saudis do." The song went on for over eight minutes. You can watch video of it below.
Before that, The Daily Beast reports Cohen showed up as a PAC leader who wanted to sponsor the rally, joined by a large entourage. According to Consequence of Sound, after the song's performance, he emerged dressed as a reporter and interviewed organizers of the rally about what had just happened.
James Blair, a libertarian Yelm City Councilman who was there for the rally, wrote on Facebook, “He came onstage disguised as the lead singer of the last band, singing a bunch of racist, hateful, disgusting shit. His security blocked event organizers from getting him off the stage, or pulling power from the generator.” He claims once the crowd realized what was going on, they turned on him but video shows some folks singing along throughout, though festival organizers naturally claim those people were plants by Cohen's team.
Watch video below.