Why Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen 'really moved Down Under'

Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen fled from LA to Sydney because they ‘didn’t want to raise their children in Trump’s America’ – not just because of coronavirus

Hollywood couple Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen relocated from Los Angeles to Sydney last year. 

And while it’s been widely speculated that they moved Down Under to escape the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the US, new reports claim they were actually fleeing America’s tumultuous political climate.

‘They didn’t want to raise their kids in Trump’s America,’ an insider told Sydney Morning Herald of the couple’s decision to move to Australia on Sunday. 

‘They didn’t want to raise their kids in Trump’s America’: Isla Fisher, 44, (right) and husband Sacha Baron Cohen, 49, (left) reportedly fled from LA to Sydney because they ‘didn’t want to raise their children in Trump’s America’ – not just because of coronavirus

The couple relocated to Australia in December, and have since enrolled their three children at a school in Sydney. 

Borat star Sacha has long been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration.

Speaking to Variety, the English comedian said he believes that Trump’s claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election will have dire consequences in future.  

Outspoken: Borat star Sacha has long been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration 

‘The danger of Trump and Trump-ism will remain’:Speaking to Variety , the English comedian insisted that Trump’s claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election will have dire consequences in future

‘The danger of Trump and Trump-ism will remain. We still have 80% of those who voted for Trump believing the election was stolen and that’s a very dangerous figure,’ he said. 

The Ali G actor warned that America risks becoming an ‘authoritarian regime’.

‘When you have a large body of the population who believe they’ve been wronged, that segment of the population can be used to do horrific things,’ he said.  

On Friday, Sacha publicly applauded Twitter for banning Trump from its platforms following the riots in Washington.  

‘This is the most important moment in the history of social media’: On Friday, Sacha publicly applauded Twitter for banning Trump from its platforms following the riots in Washington

‘This is the most important moment in the history of social media. The world’s largest platforms have banned the world’s biggest purveyor of lies, conspiracies and hate,’ he Tweeted. 

Sacha has also used Trump as inspiration for his comedic projects, including his recent flick Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which featured an embarrassing moment involving Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani.

Sacha even admitted to Variety that he hoped his movie would persuade people to vote against Trump in the 2020 election.

Politically-charged: Sacha has also used Trump as inspiration for his comedic projects, including his recent flick Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which featured an embarrassing moment involving Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani

‘I don’t want to egotistically imply that people would watch Borat and not vote for Trump, but that was the aim,’ he told the magazine.

Meanwhile, Home And Away star Isla has previously spoken of her desire to escape the US and live ‘off the grid’ in Australia. 

She told Marie Claire magazine in 2018: ‘I have this secret fantasy of slowing down, moving to Byron Bay, getting off the grid and sitting on the sand with a Vegemite sandwich.’

The Scooby-Doo star added that it ‘isn’t easy’ raising children in LA, saying: ‘There’s not really a culture of bringing your kids to dinner parties or to restaurants past 6pm.

‘I tend to entertain at home because I want to be with my family – it’s easier to put your kids to bed and have a wine with friends.’ 

‘I have this secret fantasy of slowing down’: Meanwhile, Home And Away star Isla has previously spoken of her desire to escape the US and live ‘off the grid’ in Australia

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