Sacha Baron Cohen took home two Golden Globes Sunday night for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” He won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and also Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. While the movie clearly was intended to be funny, during one of his acceptance speeches he pointed out that above all the movie was intended to raise awareness about the dangers of the Trump administration:

“I want to thank my crew who were amazingly brave, who had the risk of getting arrested, the risk of getting COVID, and they did it because we all believed so deeply in releasing this movie before the election to show the danger of lies, hate, conspiracies, and the power of truth, empathy, and democracy.”

During an interview after the award show, Cohen elaborated on what he meant, in doing so he said the former president a racist. Here’s what he said:

“I made this movie because of Donald Trump because I felt Democracy really was in danger. I felt that the kind of underbelly I’d exposed in Borat 1 of anti-Semitism, hate, and misogyny had become overt. Racists were out proud. You had one who was the president.  And he was spreading these conspiracy theories, hate, and lies… I felt the only thing I could do was pull out the grey suit and do Borat again… we thought we had to get it out before the election… me ringing the bell saying this is the danger of re-electing him and if he had won on November 3rd and I hadn’t made the movie, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself.”

Watch more of what he said above.