In a Variety Actors on Actors conversation, Cohen and Don Cheadle discussed how he had to become elaborate in hiding his face for his Showtime series. Cohen had to "download" a lot of information from an Israeli military veteran before he could pass the former vice president's vetting as Col. Erran Morad. Cohen adds that the Trump presidency led him to do Who Is America? "Under Obama, there was no motivation to do it," he says. "I thought I would never do this kind of undercover stuff again, because it’s exhausting. It’s terrifying for me. It’s occasionally dangerous. And then Trump gets in, and I immediately felt disappointed and angry. This was a guy who I’d had no respect for. I’d interviewed him as Ali G. And in Borat, I defecated in front of Trump Tower."