Sheriff Joe Arpaio "couldn't fully understand Borat" when he awkwardly said he would accept "an amazing blowjob" from President Donald Trump on Sunday's episode of "Who is America?," according to a spokesperson for his campaign.
The Arpaio for Senate campaign responded to an embarrassing appearance on Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series from the former Maricopa County sheriff – who was found guilty of criminal contempt after his department failed to comply with a court order to stop racial profiling practices.
A spokesperson said in a statement, "For all the joyless buzzkills, it's obvious Joe couldn't fully understand Borat. That's why they had to subtitle Borat's character. Otherwise, people wouldn't be able to fully understand the questions, like Sheriff Arpaio couldn't fully understand him when it was filmed."
The spokesperson, who also tweeted about having to explain to Arpaio what a golden shower means, added, "We're not mad about it, it's comedy."
Sunday's episode of "Who Is America?" featured a sit-down interview with the controversial former Sheriff and the comedian's latest character, Finnish YouTuber and toy reviewer OMGWhizzboyOMG. Cohen mostly stuck to questions regarding Trump, who recently pardoned Arpaio, asking about golden showers, hand jobs and coaxing "America's Toughest Sheriff" into saying he "might have to say yes" if Trump offered him "an amazing blowjob."
Back in July, Arpaio told Breitbart he was duped into believing Cohen's character was a Trump supporter. He said some of the sexual terms the actor used made him "very uncomfortable" but did not walk out as he was allegedly told the segment was live with two million viewers tuned in.