During the series premiere of Who Is America?, we saw actor Sacha Baron Cohen assume the identities of many characters. While in full character, Cohen would interact with various politicians and every-day-people.
One character was conservative political pundit, Billy Wayne Ruddick. Ruddick sat down with former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to discuss healthcare and wealth distribution.
Sanders supports universal healthcare, but Ruddock claimed, Obamacare came in. I was forced to see a doctor. And suddenly, I had three diseases. Suddenly, I had, uh, diabetes one and two, I had obese legs, and I had chalky deposits."
Ruddick didn't understand why Bernie Sanders was making such a big deal about the 99% having less than the top 1%. Ruddic suggested, "If you believe in equality, why not have 100% of the people in the one percent?"
Using a Sean Hannity type of algorithm, (Loud + Lies) - Facts x Anger / MAGA = Fake Statistics, Ruddick explained how the 99% and the upper 1% are in fact the same.
Despite being an amiable guy, Bernie Sanders soon found his patients waning for this person who he thought was a legitimate journalist. Sanders ultimately ended the interview, saying "Billy, I don't know what you're talking about. I really don't."
Who Is America? airs Sundays at 11 p.m. on Showtime.