As Borat, Cohen pointed to the President of the United States in the audience.
“Where did your bloated ass go? And your beautiful orange skin of course,” said Borat.
Then he added, “I see you have a new wife. Wow wow wow! She’s every bit sexier.” Cameras also caught Jill Biden laughing and clapping.
Borat then added, “I must say that I am deeply troubled by the anti-Semitism in America today. It is not fair. Kazakhstan is the number one country that crushes Jews. Stop stealing our hobbies. Stop stealing. Stop stealing.” Do.
Of course, this was a reference to Trump and his conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election.
“Your Kayne. He tried to go to Kazakhstan and even tried to change his name to Kazakhstan-Ye West. But we said no. He is too anti-Semitic for us.”
This line got a lot of applause.
While the humor was fairly typical for the Borat film, it was a bit more daring for the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony.
Borat pays tribute to U2 by referring to the group as “Me Too”. After reading a message from his parents in the Kazakh language, Borat explained, “It means ‘Please remove your wretched album from my new iPhone 6. ‘” This was a reference to the 2014 release of U2’s album for all iTunes subscribers, which caused users some upset as it was shown in their catalog without their consent.
Borat ended his segment by telling the President that he hoped he enjoyed the routine. “It is my wish to please you with the mouth.”