California Rep. Maxine Waters, one of the biggest opponents of President Donald Trump, has never been accused of being the brightest bulb in the chandelier.
That was proved again when she was tricked by Russian pranksters into believing she was talking to teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.
The call was posted on YouTube by YouTubers known as Vovan and Lexus, whose real names are Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov.
The fake Thunberg tells Waters that she is at a climate strike meeting in North Carolina where she was advocating for the fictitious “Chon-Go-Chango” islands.
“Chon-Go-Chango?” the Democrat California representative said to the fake Thunberg. “That island is particularly threatened?”
“Yes,” the fake Thunberg responded before asking Rep. Waters to make some comments to support the fake islands.
“Hello everybody. This is Congresswoman Maxine Waters and I am so pleased to be on this telephone call with Greta Thunberg.
“I am just so proud of he and her father Svante Thunberg and the work that they are doing. As you know, Greta is an environmental activist and she took part in the United Nations Climate Summit in New York recently.
“And she has been travelling and she has been the greatest advocate for what is happening with our climate and the environment.
“And I’m very pleased that she is with you in North Carolina where you’re focusing on protecting the very important island of Chula Change.”
Yes, those very important Chula Change islands. If you are not laughing yet, and you should be, stay tuned, it gets much better.
“And so I could just go on and tell you that I believe that she certainly should win the Nobel peace Prize for what she is doing.”
Rep. Waters says she is “now focused on” helping the fake islands of Chan-Go Chango.
Then the fake Thunberg tells Rep. Waters that she has some dirt on President Trump, stating that she met with him at the United Nations in September.
“It was a really terrible meeting in the U.N. building in September with him. And I had nightmares afterwards. It’s terrible,” the fake Thunberg said.
“I saw him in the hallway. He was with security and I shouted at him, ‘Sign the Paris Climate Agreement again!’ He came over, he leaned in towards me, and said softly, ‘Listen carefully to me, little girl. You will never achieve your goal, like the congressional goal, trying to accuse me.’”
“He said you will never achieve your goal? Oh my goodness.” The representative said. “Did you ask him if he would rethink signing the Paris Climate Agreement? Is that your question to him?”
“Yes, yes,” she said. “He added that … ‘You know what? I’ll tell you the truth. I really wanted to push the Ukraine president to put my competitor on trial.’”
Her fake dad then interrupted with more “information.
“He said to her, ‘You know, little girl, nobody believe you anyway, I will tell you the truth. I really pushed on Ukrainian president and you know that you will never achieve your goals like those congressional fools who accuse me,” the fake dad said. “So nobody will believe you. You will be on trial like my competitor.”
“Oh, my God! He mentioned Ukrainian president?” Rep. Waters said.
“Yes, he said that,” the fake Thunberg said. “And he added, ‘Nobody will believe you anyway.’”
The fake dad said that Greta always has a recorder on her and has the evidence of President Trump saying that on the record.
“Are you going to be in Washington anytime soon? I want you to come meet with me in Washington,” the Congresswoman said.
“We are working very hard. We are putting together the facts and we’re going after him,” the representative said.
“We’re going to try everything that we have to impeach him. Yes. And if the public knew that he talked to Greta like that, he made her cry, and told her she would never achieve, this would go against him too,” she said.
“And he added that he pushed on the Ukrainian president,” the fake dad said. “I think he didn’t expect that we have a record of that.”
“Well, you bring it to me,” the representative said. “You tell me what day you can get there and we’ll arrange to meet with you as quickly as we can. … I will make myself available whenever you get there.”