Video Of Sacha Baron Cohen Asking Joe Arpaio About "Golden Showers" Is So Awkward

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There are some things you really just don't have to answer on camera, but unfortunately for "America's toughest sheriff," he skipped that memo. Who Is America? debuted a flashy new character Sunday night, but the character wasn't the buzzworthy part; video of Sacha Baron Cohen asking Joe Arpaio about "golden showers" and what he'd say if Trump offered him a blow job has left a number of people on social media in disbelief — mostly because of Arpaio's nonchalant reaction.

Arpaio made headlines when he was pardoned by President Trump for illegally detaining Hispanic people during his time as a sheriff. Though the 85-year-old former law enforcement officer has a criminal conviction and a record of "inflammatory treatment" against the Latino community, Arpaio is currently running for the Republican nomination for Senate in Arizona, according to NBC News.

During Arpaio's interview with Baron Cohen, who was disguised as a bespectacled Finnish "unboxing star" named OMGWhizzBoyOMG, Baron Cohen asks Arpaio about Trump and what he is like.

“Great man,” Arpaio says. “He’s got money, but he doesn’t act like he’s rich.” Baron Cohen then asks Arpaio if Trump might have had a “golden shower,” to which Arpaio replied, “Wouldn’t surprise me.” It's unclear if Arpaio still thought the two were talking about money or, ahem, the other thing.

“I felt uncomfortable with some of the words they were using but I had to live through it,” Arpaio said of the interview, according to The Daily Beast. “I am not the type of guy who gets up and walks out. I never walked out in thousands of interviews. I just take it. I was kind of shocked. But I figured this is Finland, and this is a famous comedian.”

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The "golden showers" questions wasn't, arguably, even the worst of it. After Arpaio brings up his past experience as a sheriff, Baron Cohen asks, "My first job was a hand job from my mother, and it was newspapers. What was your first hand job?"

Arpaio doesn't acknowledge the sexual term and instead, brings up his work ethic, saying he always liked to do "extra" in whatever task he was given.

“If Donald Trump calls you up after this and says, ‘Sheriff Joe, I want to offer you an amazing blow job,’ would you say yes?” Baron Cohen's OMGWhizzboyOMG asked.

“I may have to say yes,” Arpaio responds casually.

According to The Daily Beast, Arpaio said that he had signed some type of contract before filming the interview segment but “did not read all the info.” It probably would have been a good idea to do so. The former sheriff's responses have elicited some stunned reactions on Twitter and even made a few headlines.

Some said called the interview "surreal."

Others merely pointed out how strange the political landscape is now.

Arpaio is the latest to fall victim to Baron Cohen's Showtime series. He joins Sarah Palin, Roy Moore, and Joe Walsh, among others, in a growing list of public figures who have tried to step out ahead of their interviews to explain what was said.