Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders Pranked, Bernie Sanders Greta Thunberg

Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders Pranked

Bernie Sanders pranked by Russians posing as Greta Thunberg

Bernie Sanders pranked by Russians posing as Greta Thunberg

15.2.2020

Bernie Sanders pranked by Russians posing as Greta Thunberg

Russian pranksters claim they called U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pretending to be climate activist Greta Thunberg and offered Thunberg's support to his campaign.

Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, who have fooled many high-profile victims around the world, posted a recording of the phone call on YouTube on Thursday. The call itself took place in early December, but the duo decided to release it more than two months later because of Sanders' success in Iowa and New Hampshire, Kuznetsov told The Associated Press in a Skype interview. A representative for the campaign didn't comment Friday on the authenticity of the call. Federal law enforcement officials were alerted in November that several Democrats had received calls from someone believed to be outside the U.S. who was claiming to represent the teenage Thunberg and was trying to set up calls or in-person meetings with members of Congress, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. Some of the congressional offices reported the incidents to the FBI and the Capitol Police, the official said. The person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. In the recording, an unnamed female pretends to be Greta, and Stolyarov plays her father, Svante. They offer to lend support to the campaign of a man who identifies himself as Sanders, and the man welcomes it. The 78-year-old Sanders suggests that "Greta" make a statement in his support and that they do an event together when she next comes to the U.S. "I would be really appreciative," he says. "Greta" then proposes to record a rap song in support of Sanders together with "singer Billie Eilish and rapper Kanye West." Sanders says that would be "terrific" and tries to end the conversation, but the duo says "Greta" is about to visit Russia and needs advice on how to behave there. The Vermont senator tells her to be careful to not be used for PR purposes. "I think what you don't want to do is simply walk in there and get used," he says. "Russia and (President Vladimir) Putin has been very bad, as far as I know, on climate change. They have a lot of oil, oil is important for their economy, they make a lot of money on oil," Sanders explains. After that, "Greta" tells Sanders that he was recruited by the KGB in 1988 when he visited Russia and has since been a "sleeper agent." "Now it's time to wake up and fulfil your mission, become president of the United States, build communism in the United States and work for Russia!" she says, after which Sanders appears to hang up the phone. Kuznetsov told the AP that the call was one of many in the comedy duo's new project dubbed "Stars Save the Earth," in which they call high-ranking politicians and celebrities pretending to be Thunberg. "Many laugh at Bernie Sanders (and say) that he is a KGB agent and wants to build communism in the U.S. Since he calls himself a democratic socialist, we decided to play up this topic -- the topic of Sanders being a recruited Russian agent," Kuznetsov said. Stolyarov added that Thunberg's name "opens doors to everyone." "Everyone, from presidents to street cleaners, are ready to talk to Greta Thunberg," he told the AP in a Skype interview. Stolyarov insisted the pranksters didn't want to influence the presidential race in the U.S. in any way. In previous years, the two have been accused of having ties to the Kremlin -- a notion they have repeatedly denied. Kuznetsov said they didn't expect any repercussions for the prank. "It's not illegal, and we're well known in the U.S.," he said. Related Stories Read more: CTV News

Pointless. How many times are you going to re-post this CTV. Is this TheBeaverton Our current Govt is more of a far left concern. Sanders was a guest brought to Ontario to learn some socialism in action. Kathleen Wynn. Sorry... is this TheBeaverton that was cooler than sending piles of economics 101 to his office

You can fool some of the people some of the time & most of the people most of the time, but apparently you can fool Bernie just about any time. Time to call your career quits Bernie old boy! Dork Reminds me when G.W Bush was pranked by a call from Prime Minister Poutine of Canada. Oh is this how the russians are gonna try and clear trumps call with Ukraine?

Beautiful!

Russians claim they tricked Bernie Sanders in prank call posing as Greta ThunbergA representative for Sanders' campaign didn't comment Thursday on the authenticity of the call. Is this worthy of being reported? HappyValentinesDay2020 Blame Russia!!!

'The Vermont senator tells ['Greta'] to be careful to not be used for PR purposes.' lol isn't that her job?

Kelly McParland: Knees are knocking across Democrat Land. Could Bernie Sanders win?By putting so many of their eggs in one big basket, Democrats allow themselves no time to stop and assess what they’re in the process of doing KellyMcParland KellyMcParland Repeat after me: SANDERS IS A COMMUNIST. Not a socialist. People with the mental reach of AOC love his worthless ideas. Socialism is ok until you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher. KellyMcParland I can't see it happening.

Amplify: Forget ‘Bernie Bros.’ It’s women who are making a mark on the U.S. political sceneIn this issue of Amplify, guest editor Frances Bula takes a political tour through the U.S.: ‘There’s something very different going on here, light years removed from the tentative enthusiasm about Hillary Clinton’s run for president in 2016’ Lol. Sure fabulavancouver Watching the Democrats Clown Car Circus & Gong Show roll on so Bloomberg can come in and buy the nomination is excellent entertainment. Trump’s 2nd term is going to be spectacular. fabulavancouver Ridiculous article. You reek of desperation. Swirling the toilet bowl.

Russians claim they tricked Bernie Sanders in prank call posing as Greta ThunbergA representative for Sanders' campaign didn't comment Thursday on the authenticity of the call. Is this worthy of being reported? HappyValentinesDay2020 Blame Russia!!!

Kelly McParland: Knees are knocking across Democrat Land. Could Bernie Sanders win?By putting so many of their eggs in one big basket, Democrats allow themselves no time to stop and assess what they’re in the process of doing KellyMcParland KellyMcParland Repeat after me: SANDERS IS A COMMUNIST. Not a socialist. People with the mental reach of AOC love his worthless ideas. Socialism is ok until you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher. KellyMcParland I can't see it happening.

Amplify: Forget ‘Bernie Bros.’ It’s women who are making a mark on the U.S. political sceneIn this issue of Amplify, guest editor Frances Bula takes a political tour through the U.S.: ‘There’s something very different going on here, light years removed from the tentative enthusiasm about Hillary Clinton’s run for president in 2016’ Lol. Sure fabulavancouver Watching the Democrats Clown Car Circus & Gong Show roll on so Bloomberg can come in and buy the nomination is excellent entertainment. Trump’s 2nd term is going to be spectacular. fabulavancouver Ridiculous article. You reek of desperation. Swirling the toilet bowl.



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