Sacha Baron Cohen puts 10 minutes of new show online

Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' Character Demands an Apology From Sarah Palin

Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' Character Demands an Apology From Sarah Palin

"He's a amusing guy because he gets people to say stupid things".

Capitalizing on the large amount of publicity that angry politicians have afforded the show this past week, Showtime released an extended preview of Who Is America on YouTube today. In it Baron Cohen plays an Israeli anti-terror expert who gets various pro-gun activists and current and former Republican Congressmen to support a program that would arm toddlers to prevent school shootings.

Former Rep. Joe Walsh of IL, who is now a conservative radio host, said the "kinder-guardian" program "introduces specially selected children, from 12 to four years old, to pistols, rifles, semi-automatics, and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars". It's here that he encounters Walsh, who enthusiastically backs the program.

"The intensive three-week Kinderguardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars", Walsh said directly into the camera.

"In less than a month, a first grader can become a first grenader", Walsh says.

"Happy shooting, kids", he adds. It's the last line in the show.

Walsh said that Cohen tricked him into appearing on the show by telling the former lawmaker he was "getting an award from some Israeli TV station because I'm a great supporter of Israel".

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The clip shows Cohen talking to a few key gun advocates and pushing his idea for a program that teaches kids as young as three how to use firearms.

While reading it, Walsh recalled thinking, "Well, this is kind of insane, but it is Israel and Israel is strong on defense", but that it wasn't until later that he "found out this whole thing was made up". Later, "we found out this whole thing was made up".

"You want me to say on television that I support 3 and 4-year-olds with firearms?"

Walsh took to Twitter in recent days to reaffirm that he didn't believe in training or arming kindergartners and urged people on social media to use the hashtag #BoycottShowtime.

All new episodes of Who Is America? air Sundays at 10:00 p.m.

Some have come forward to say that they were interviewed by Cohen, like Florida Congressman Matt Geitz and news anchor Ted Koppel, but the headliners - if you could call them that - are major controversial figures like former sheriff Joe Arpaio, Alabama gubernatorial candidate Roy Moore, Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney.

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