The Bizarre Ice Cream Invention That Brought Sacha Baron Cohen And Donald Trump Together In 2003

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen once spoke to Donald Trump and the duo connected cream. True story. As illustrated by Deadline, following the release of Cohen's new Borat film, Trump was asked about his meeting with the comedian several years ago. Trump basically called Cohen a creep and said that he tried to 'scam'  him. "That's a phony guy. And I don't find him funny. I don't know anything about him other than he tried to scam me. He came in as a BBC — British broadcasting anchor."

Trump was referring to one of Cohen's pranks that he pulled off as one of his characters, Ali G. Bizarrely enough, Trump and Cohen had a rather funny and interesting exchange about ice cream, which Cohen referred to as the most popular thing in the world. Can't argue with that!

Here's what exactly happened between the current U.S. president and Cohen.

Sacha Baron Cohen tried to sell Donald Trump a funny business idea

While portraying one of his most popular characters — Ali G — Cohen met several business moguls including Trump in 2003 while filming Da Ali G Show. Cohen, with a straight face and unmatched earnestness tried to get Trump interested in an ice cream glove. His logic was simple: Ice cream is wonderful, but it drips and messes up your fingers. What's an easy solution out of this mess? Gloves! 

Trump wasn't too pleased and simply walked out of the interview, according to Variety. Well, seems like Trump has not forgotten the incident, considering his latest comments on the comedian. Back then, Trump told The New York Times, "I thought he was seriously retarded. It was a total con job. But my daughter, Ivanka, saw it and thought it was very cool."

Cohen isn't perturbed in the least. In fact, he replied to Trump via Twitter and said that he was thankful for the free publicity for his latest film. He also wrote, "I admit, I don't find you funny either. But yet the whole world laughs at you," Cohen wrote. A commentator on the YouTube video from 2003 disagreed with Trump and thought Cohen was actually onto something, referring to products like the BonBon Ice Cream Glove. They lamented, "If only he'd patented it."