Unreleased Clip From the ‘Borat’ Sequel Shows Borat’s Daughter Meeting With a Trump Family Member
The sequel to the 2006 comedy Borat, a follow-up mockumentary film titled Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, recently came out on Amazon Prime. Sacha Baron Cohen reprised his comedically-backwards role, but Borat 2 introduces a new character: his daughter, Tutar. Actor Maria Bakalova took on the role of the Kazakh teen who dreamed of becoming a journalist.
In one of the most memorable scenes from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Bakalova poses as a right-leaning journalist to interview, Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney. While controversy swirled around the clip involving the man known as “America’s Mayor,” Giuliani wasn’t the only conservative leader that Bakalova got to meet in person.
‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ show’s the actor cast as Borat’s daughter meeting a Trump family member at the White House
Recently on Borat’s “official” (or, at least, blue-checkmarked) Twitter, the account posted an unreleased scene from the Borat sequel. The clip got amassed 1.6 million views, with thousands of likes, retweets, and comments.
In the character’s typical lingo, the Twitter account captioned the video: “Trump very careful who he let into his events and house. No Covid test necessary – High 5!”
The video begins with a voiceover from Cohen’s iconic character, Borat:
OAN is most rigorous news source in America. I know this because they take my daughter into the White House. No need for security checks or Covid tests. They boring!
Next, the clip shows a reporter from the conservative news network OAN, Chanel Rion, asking various questions of President Trump at press conferences. Rion references “Latin gangs and cartels” and asks the leader of the Free World if he “considers the term ‘Chinese food’ racist.”
In another short scene, President Trump can be seen telling a crowd, “you take care of yourselves, thank you.” Bakalova claps and cheers with the others in the room.
Bakalova speaks to Donald Trump Jr. in the 2020 movie
The clip also shows that Bakalova somehow got into one of those press events. Afterwards, the actor finds her way into a press line, and meets none other than Donald Trump Jr., one of President Trump’s sons — and one of his loudest supporters.
“I’m a little bit nervous, but I’m very excited to meet you,” Bakalova tells Trump Jr.
“Thank you very much,” the President’s son replies. “Appreciate it. Good to meet you.”
In the final clip included in the video posted on Twitter, Bakalova asks Rion: “why is all the fake journalists for the left and not on the right?” We don’t get to see Rion’s response — just a long stare from her.
According to Variety‘s sources, Bakalova entered the White House to film those scenes just months ago — in Sept. 2020.
It makes sense why the clip wasn’t included in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm — it’s relatively anticlimactic. Given all the scenes — including Giuliani’s cameo — they had a lot of other enticing footage to choose from.
However, the Twitter account’s caption is what spells out the true story at hand. Bakalova, the actor playing a young journalist, somehow got into the White House — apparently without any kind of background check. Nor did Bakalova have to wear a mask or take a test for COVID-19, in the middle of a pandemic.
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who has long been known for her stance against President Trump, was one of many Twitter users to comment under Borat’s video.
“Don’t tease me with these bonus scenes,” she tweeted. “Ok, keep them coming.”