Nikki Haley fooled by Russian pranksters posing as Polish PM on phone call
The UN ambassador, during the phone call, also acknowledged the existence of a fake island in South China Sea
The US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Nikki Haley, was pranked by a couple of Russian comedians, one of whom called the American diplomat and posed as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
The Russian comedians — Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov — posted a video over the weekend, in which a woman — identified by the comedians as Haley — is talking to one of the comedians, believing that he is the Polish premiere.
The comedians have also targeted other American officials previously. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, in July, also held a phone interview with the comedians, where one of them posed as Ukraine's prime minister.
Haley, in the video, can be heard saying: "Let me start with very much thanking you for the support we received on the vote today. We will never forget it."
That's the last phone call @nikkihaley will ever take!— Candor Schatz (@candorschatz) December 29, 2017
The ambassador was referring to the UN resolution conducted last week to condemn President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Poland was one of the 35 counties which refrained from voting on the issue.
The duo talked at length about the resolution, while the comedian asked questions about US' stance on Ukraine and Russia.
At one point during the phone call, the comedian posing as Morawiecki asked Haley about the island of Binomo in the South China Sea, while Haley appeared to acknowledge the existence of the island. The comedians made up the fictional island, no such island exists.
Well, that phone call just F**King made my day. @nikkihaley needs to hang her head in shame.— HawaiiWoman (@ihatedonald17) December 29, 2017
"You know Binomo?" the man said, to which Haley replied “yes, yes.”
"They had elections and we suppose Russians had its intervention,” the man said.
"Yes, of course they did, absolutely," Haley replies. “We’ve been watching that very closely, and I think we will continue to watch that as we deal with the issues that keep coming up about the South China Sea.”
Gah....Have you seen the Nikki Haley prank phone call story? Comedians called her and claimed to be from a country that doesn’t exist. Spoiler, she fucking said “yes, I know that country”— Nasty Babe (@ELLENRgtbabe) December 29, 2017
The comedian then asked the American diplomat what the United States plans to do about the fictional island of Binomo.
"Let me find out exactly what our stance is on that, and what if anything the U.S. is doing or thinks should be done, and I will report back to you on that as well," Haley is heard saying in the video.
Afraid Nikki Haley sort of did herself in on that phone call with trying to fake knowledge about a subject where she knew nothing instead of the honest, "I Don't know"— Jamie (@jessied44) December 28, 2017
When Haley was asked about the video, her spokesperson, John Degory, said: "We have nothing to share on that at this time," according to The Post and Courier.
The spokesperson did not comment on whether the video posted by the comedians was authentic or not.
There are also reports that the phone call may be inauthentic and spliced together.
So, that Nikki Haley-prankster phone call that's going around may have been spliced together & inauthentic. Waveform contains hard silences & the conversation is odd (especially the introductions). Be skeptical. pic.twitter.com/P3WNiiJ1Q3— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) December 28, 2017
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