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Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen (the titular character from the upcoming movie “The Dictator,”) endorsed Mitt Romney for president in mock press conference on Tuesday.

“I give my full support to Mitchell Romney,” he said. “He has the makings of a great dictator. He is incredibly wealthy, but pays no taxes. And it’s not much of a leap to go from firing people to firing squads, and from putting pets on the top of a car to putting political dissidents on top of them.”

“Aladeen” also praised the United Nations for “their brave inaction over Syria — thirteen months and still no Security Council resolution!” and lamented that the Republican Party has become too extreme, even for him.

“What we call genocide in my country is called the judicial system in Texas,” he said.

“The Dictator” hits theaters on May 16.

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