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Sheriff Joe on Sacha Baron Cohen I interview: ‘a bad mistake’

To speak with Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, walks on stage during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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PHOENIX — Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio admits that he is a “bad mistake” to be by himself interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen as part of an undercover TV show.

To replace Arpaio, who is running for the Republican nomination, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said, that he could not understand,” Cohen, played by a Finnish “unboxing” celebrity name OMGWhizzBoyOMG. The segment aired on Sunday as part of the new Showtime program “Who’s America?”

Arpaio says he got irritated especially when Cohen the discussion about the different “jobs began,” said President Trump, and golden showers.

“To be honest, I made a serious mistake security-wise,” Arpaio said in an interview Thursday night after a city hall, in view of the fact that the chat with the comedian, took place in August 2017. “They said, ‘we make a feature for the Showtime of the top 20 people in the United States.’ It looked pretty nice [that] I’ve got the top people.”

“Take me to a camp type thing and they had a couple of security people. I’m in a warehouse, and I was a little suspicious. You don’t have a green space. It was just a warehouse.”

“They had a big screen TV. He is from Finland, the famous man,” Arpaio said, adding that on the screen appeared to show how many people were tuning in, up to 2 million. “I said, ‘This guy is a famous guy in Finland.'”

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