About a year ago, during a rally in July of 2018, President Donald Trump declared to a crowd of supporters that Sen. Maxine Waters is a “low IQ individual.” Eighteen months later, it appears Waters has proven the president right.
On Thursday, infamous Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov (Vovan) and Alexey Stolyarov (Lexus) released an audio recording of the allegedly “low IQ” House Financial Services Committee chair seemingly falling hook, line, and sinker for one of their shenanigans.
And just like current House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, who last year was tricked by the duo into believing he was talking with the speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Waters willingly and unknowingly walked right into their trap.
Listen below, and take note of the cartoonish illustrations:
The prank involved convincing Waters that she speaking to teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg and her father. Stunningly, literally no work was required, as the congresswoman was quick to accept the premise without question (or facts).
“The conversation began with ‘Thunberg’ telling Waters that she was calling from a climate strike meeting in North Carolina where they were advocating for the protection of the fictitious ‘Chon-Go-Chango’ islands,” Fox News notes.
The fictional Thunberg then convinced the unsuspecting congresswoman that she had met with President Donald Trump during the United Nations General Assembly, despite it already being known for a fact that the two never actually met.
In fact, the president walked right past her:
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“It was a really terrible meeting in the U.N. building in September with him,” the fictional Thunberg claimed. “And I had nightmares afterward. It’s terrible.”
“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.'”
Waters seemingly believed this.
“He said you will never achieve your goal? Oh my goodness!” she replied with shock. “Did you ask him if he would rethink signing the Paris Climate Agreement? Is that your question to him?”
The fictional Thunberg then claimed, hilariously enough, that for whatever reason, the president then confessed to her — a then-16-year-old child — that he had tried to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating 2020 U.S. presidential election contender former Vice President Joe Biden.
“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,'” she said.
Her father then filled in the rest of the very fictional details.
“He said to her, ‘You know, little girl, nobody will 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,'” he alleged. “‘So nobody will believe you. You will be on trial like my competitor.'”
“Oh, my God, he mentioned Ukrainian president!?” Waters asked in excitement.
“Yes, he said that,” the prankster replied. “And he added, ‘Nobody will believe you anyway.'”
Oh, but it gets better …
During the pranksters’ call with Schiff last year, they claimed to be in possession of naked photos of Trump with a Russian model. In response, the naughty congressman expressed great interest in getting hold of those photos.
“Obviously we would welcome the chance to get copies of those recordings,” he said. “So we will try to work with the FBI to try to figure out how we can take copies of those.”
“I’ll be in touch with the FBI about this, and we’ll make arrangements with your staff. I think it would be best to provide these materials to both our committee and the FBI. We’ll make arrangements between my staff and yours on how to facilitate that.”
Listen to that prank call below:
Similarly, this time the pranksters claimed to be in possession of a taped recording of the fictional Thunberg’s exchange with the president, and that really excited Waters.
“Are you going to be in Washington anytime soon?” she asked in anticipation. “I want you to come meet with me in Washington.”
Thunberg’s fictional father then broached the House Democrats’ impeachment drive against the president — which centers around allegations Trump tried to pressure Zelensky into investigating Biden — and suggested his fake daughter could assist by delivering a speech on Capitol Hill. Waters, of course, loved the idea.
“We are working very hard. We are putting together the facts and we’re going after him,” she 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.”
“And he added that he pushed on the Ukrainian president,” the fake father replied. “I think he didn’t expect that we have a record of that.”
“Well, you bring it to me,” the congresswoman eagerly responded as the call concluded. “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.”
The allegedly “low IQ” congresswoman can expect to meet them sometime between never and the president’s expected upcoming reelection.
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