Showtime chief says risk paid off with Sacha Baron Cohen TV show

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Dustin Stockton, the campaign's senior strategist, said: "If I'm ever pranked by Borat, I hope I hold up as well as Sheriff Joe Arpaio did".

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".

In July, Arpaio admitted to being tricked by Cohen and the show, telling the AP that "the producers told him the show was about the top 20 most famous people in the United States". Posing at a YouTube star, Cohen managed to convince former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, to appear on camera with him for an "unboxing". Showtime boss David Nevins says he wants another season of the Sacha Baron Cohen TV show, Deadline reports.

The show also features Arpaio arguing with a plastic Shopkins toy - an anti-firearms "D'lish Doughnut".

Arpaio and Cohen also entered into a discussion about gun control, with the OMGWhizzBoyOMG enthusiastically "unboxing" a Shopkins toy while rambling about taking away guns from bad guys and bragging about his own extensive firearm collection.

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"Delicious Donut, you have to understand that you have to follow the Constitution and the law and allow people to have guns", Arpaio said. "It's a risk I'm really glad that we took", Nevins told the Television Critics Association while promoting the upcoming lineup for Showtime, a unit of CBS Corp.

"I'm kind of disappointed I fell for their trap", the 86-year-old told the Arizona Republic at the time.

Arpaio revealed himself to be among Cohen's victims in an interview last month with Breitbart News. His aggressive tactics ultimately led to a criminal conviction after he violated a court order in a racial-profiling case.

Cohen also asked about Arpaio's staunch support of Trump, who famously pardoned the former sheriff previous year less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt. He was later pardoned by his good buddy Donald Trump and is now seeking attempting to run for Senate.

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