Joe Arpaio Unfazed by Sacha Baron Cohen Prank: 'It's Comedy'

House Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Scott Perry Republican of Pennsylvania arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington

Arpaio is best known for illegally detaining Latinos and keeping inmates in brutal jail conditions during his 24-year tenure as Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona.

"I may have to say yes", Arpaio said.

According to Business Insider, Cohen then went on to say that he liked guns and has 43 guns, which appeared to stun Arpaio, but not as much as when he said he had them to prepare for the "upcoming race war".

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In the interview, Baron Cohen introduced a new character, a hyperactive Finnish YouTuber named OMGWhizzBoyOMG, who unboxes toys while Arpaio looks on, confused.

In reference to the explosive Trump dossier, Baron Cohen asks Arpaio, who is a close ally of Donald Trump, whether the president might have had a golden shower, to which the sheriff replies: "Wouldn't surprise me".

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"I'm dying to bring it back", said premium cabler boss David Nevins today at the TCA of the gotcha series from the Borat creator, admitting it "will be a process" because of the secrecy involved. Posing at a YouTube star, Cohen managed to convince former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, to appear on camera with him for an "unboxing".

Cohen offered D'lish Donut's reply: "But I want the guns to be taken back because they are risky!"

"Bad guys are going to get their guns, it's going to kill you", Arpaio, who's a Republican candidate for Senate, responded to the toy. "It's gonna kill you", he said, pointing his finger at D'lish Donut. "I'm hoping somebody else in there has a gun that will shoot that person before he kills you".

Later, Cohen tells Arpaio, "My first job was a hand job from my mother - and it was newspapers - what was your first hand job?" He also told the site that he signed "some kind of contract" before filming the interview but "did not read all the info".

Showtime kept the first season a secret for almost a year as Cohen and crew worked on it, and then maintained another week of silence between announcing the series and surprise dropping it in July.

"I talk to all media, so what am I supposed to do?"

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