Russian Pranksters Say Bernie Sanders Fell for Wild ‘Greta’ Call

Russian Pranksters Say Bernie Sanders Fell for Wild ‘Greta’ Call

Russian Pranksters Say Bernie Sanders Fell for Wild ‘Greta’ Call

A pair of Russian YouTubers claim that they have nabbed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in another prank call from a pair posing as Greta Thunberg and her father, according to their latest video.

The video opens with an individual who sounds like and identifies himself as Sanders, one of the frontrunners in the Democrats’ presidential primary, asking to speak with Greta Thunberg, the teen climate activist who was named TIME Person of the Year. “I just wanted to congratulate you on the extraordinary role you are playing in rallying young people and people throughout the world on this terrible, terrible crisis of climate change,” he says.

“We would like to help you, in your campaign in some way, what is the best thing to do?” the woman pretending to be “Greta” says after a few minutes of general discussion of climate change.

The person identifying himself as Sanders responds: “Well if you would like to help in our campaign that would be wonderful, and we would be very appreciative, because you have generated so much excitement among young people and all people throughout the world. You are admired very, very much.”

He then asks her if she is planning to be in the United States in the next few months. The “father” responds they will be there in February.

“Well, that’d be great, but if you wanted to make a statement in support of our plan and my candidacy, I would be very appreciative,” the person who sounds like Sanders says. “We can bring some folks together with you, and we can have a wonderful meeting if that’s something you are interested in.”

He mentions her making a statement in support of his candidacy and his plans on climate change.

The pranksters then suggested that Sanders collaborate with them and singer Billie Eilish and Kanye West on a “rap video.”

He responded, “That would be terrific… Rap music is very popular. We have a number of rap artists working hard on our campaign.”

The pair suggests that Sanders wear “gold chains and jewelry” and dance in front of fancy cars for the video, prompting a laugh from the man on the phone.

The conversation then turns back to a serious note, as the pranksters say they are going to Russia to discuss climate change, and the man identified as Sanders gives them advice on what to say to Russian leaders.

The callers then bring up Sanders’ 1988 honeymoon in Moscow and unsuccessfully bait him with a question on whether America can be led into “communism.” They suggest that he make former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg his running mate in the 2020 election.

He responds with a chuckle, “OK, well, I will take that under advisement.”

Towards the end, the pranksters suggest that Sanders was “recruited and programmed to work for Russia” during his 1988 trip to the Soviet Union. “Your memory was erased so the CIA wouldn’t track you down,” she continues.

“Is this what you believe?” the man purported to be Sanders responds. “You become [sic] a sleeper agent of the KGB, yes,” the Greta actress says. “Now it’s time to wake up and fulfill your mission: become President of the United States, build communism in the United States, and work for Russia. I will tell you the code phrase and you will remember.”

The pair then begin speaking gibberish, telling the man, “Russian hackers will begin an operation to bring you to power in the United States.”

At this point, the person identifying himself as Sanders hangs up, according to the video presentation.

The Russian pranksters are YouTubers Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, who go by the names Vovan and Lexus. They became famous in the U.S. for tricking House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) into seeking nude pictures of Trump, and recently tricked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) twice.

They tricked Waters into believing that “Greta” and her father had a taped confession from Trump admitting to the exact charges in House Democrats’ articles of impeachment which passed in late December.

The Sanders campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Follow Breitbart News’ Kristina Wong on Twitter or on Facebook.

Read More

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

More News

Gruber: Whitmer Attacking Trump Is Tryout to Be Biden’s Running Mate

Gruber: Whitmer Attacking Trump Is Tryout to Be Biden’s Running Mate

Talk radio host Steve Gruber believes Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s actions related to coronavirus are about one thing: Being Joe Biden’s pick for vice president. On Monday, Whitmer issued a stay-at-home order in an attempt to curb the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. “The current trajectory we’re on looks a lot like Italy,” she said… … Read More

Trump’s DHS Starts to Import 85,000 H-1B Graduate Gig Workers

Trump’s DHS Starts to Import 85,000 H-1B Graduate Gig Workers

President Donald Trump’s deputies announced Friday that they had begun the process of importing 85,000 H-1B gig workers to take white-collar jobs that will be needed after October by the millions of American graduates who are now losing jobs in the coronavirus crash. “This is just an unspeakable action,” said Marie Larson, a co-founder of the… … Read More

Mexican Governors Ask AMLO to Stop Americans from Crossing Border

Mexican Governors Ask AMLO to Stop Americans from Crossing Border

Three Mexican border governors called on the president of Mexico to halt border crossings from Texas as cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise. The call to action comes as Mexico prepares for the Holy Week vacation period that tends to drive up the number of visitors to the northern states. The governors… … Read More

Trump to GM: Reopen Lordstown to Manufacture Ventilators for Americans

Trump to GM: Reopen Lordstown to Manufacture Ventilators for Americans

President Donald Trump is telling General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra to reopen the automaker’s idled Lordstown, Ohio, plant to make ventilators for Americans in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis. During a press briefing on Friday, Trump blasted GM for decades of offshoring American jobs to foreign countries and idling its Lordstown plant… … Read More

FOLLOW

© Copyright 2020 | American Priority | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy