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Sacha Baron Cohen – appearing on Who is America in yet another one of his right-wing disguises – sits down across from Corey Lewandowski, noteworthy hot-head and former Trump campaign manager.

Cohen launches volleys of his usual tactics, trying to get Lewandowski to agree to pro-fascist statements concerning the Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, and of course President Trump. For those who haven’t seen Borat, the technique of spelling out horrible things that right-wingers have not sensitized to notice shows up in the infamous rodeo scene, where Cohen shouts “I support your war of terror!” to whooping fans of Bush W’s Iraq invasion.

Lewandowski hams it up for a micro-stump speech and manages to avoid direct answers. But what is really interesting is the weird southern accent that begins to slip out of his mouth after hearing Cohen’s magnificent fake twang. Further evidence that the brilliant comic knows how to get inside a subject’s head.

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Sen. Kamala Harris

Joe Biden announced late Tuesday afternoon that he has selected Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate. The ascendance of Harris, as the first Black woman on the national ticket of a major party, represents a historic advance for gender and racial equality.

Harris has drawn favorable notices for her performance in the first Democratic presidential debate and her tough questioning of Trump officials in the Senate, including Attorney General William Barr. She departed the 2020 presidential primaries last winter when her own campaign faltered.

"I have the great honor to announce that I've picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants — as my running mate, and one of the country's finest public servants — as my running mate," wrote Biden in a tweet naming his choice.


Harris brings both Capitol Hill and law enforcement experience to the Democratic ticket. Before running for the Senate in 2018, she served as California's attorney general and as San Francisco's district attorney.