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Jimmy Kimmel Pulls a Cheap Stunt, Shows Elitism in Midterm Coverage

Leftist late-night host invited 'Borat' star Sacha Baron Cohen on his show Tuesday night to go after Trump and Republicans

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Jimmy Kimmel held a special election night show for the midterms, joining other late-night comedians such as Stephen Colbert who did likewise.

Kimmel’s big stunt to get attention for the night was getting comedic filmmaker Sacha Baron Cohen to reprise his famous role of the American immigrant from Kazakhstan — from the hit film “Borat” — in a segment aimed at, of course, President Donald Trump.

After Cohen promoted his controversial Showtime series “Who Is America?” Cohen reprised his Borat role and was seen going to polling sites in Los Angeles in an attempt to “humorously” swing the midterm elections in Trump’s favor.

“It’s up to Kazakhstan to swing the election for Premier Trump,” Cohen said.

Cohen did exactly what he did with the Borat character in the hit film from 2006. He went up to unsuspecting strangers and attempted to say the most offensive things he could to get memorable reactions. More people likely recognize the character now, though.

At one stop Cohen knocked on a door and a woman answered, which prompted Cohen to ask for the “man in the house.”

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The woman replied she was the only person in the home and Cohen asked for someone who could legally vote. When the woman said she could, he replied, “It’s not against the law? Hmm.”

The woman ended up being a Trump supporter. She even called the president a “humanitarian.”

Cohen later spoke to another Trump supporter. He tried to press the man on whether the president was racist, but the individual refused to take the bait.

“I am a racist and it’s nice,” Cohen finally said.

The comedian later went to a polling station and said, “It is good to see democracy in action. Not.”

Cohen also asked people entering the polling station if they were voting “Republican or Jew.”

Cohen’s “Borat” was a hit when it premiered in 2006 — but the joke is over. The lame segment on Kimmel’s show proves how low Cohen’s comedy has really fallen. He’s not the successful trickster he once was and his humor is no longer clever.

These are likely the reasons Cohen’s leftist “Who Is America?” never earned much of an audience for Showtime. The series is now available on home video and on-demand.

The Kimmel segment shows just how disconnected so many leftists are these days. It’s the reason a lot of celebrity endorsements did little to nothing on Election Day.

Instead of engaging in real satire, Kimmel and Cohen simply look down on those who vote differently than they do.

It’s not a good look for either comedian — and above all, elitism like that is just not funny.

Check out part of Kimmel’s election night coverage below:

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