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Even Smirnoff Vodka Reports Fake News

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Smirnoff released a new ad campaign Sunday that makes fun of President Donald Trump’s alleged controversial links with Russia.

The vodka brand’s billboards poked fun at recent calls to have Trump testify in front of Congress.

“Made in America. But we’d be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under oath,” the new ad reads according to The Telegraph.

The Trump-mocking ad has been widely praised on Twitter. One user tweeted that Smirnoff’s ad campaign is brilliant. “This is how you capitalize on current affairs.”

The ad follows former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday. Comey highlighted private conversations he claims to have had with Trump, including testimony that the president asked him to back off a probe into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. (RELATED: 11 Things We Learned From Comey’s Testimony).

Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer challenged the president to “step up” and testify under oath before Congress.

“The fact that he’s new, the fact that he may not say things so seriously, that’s not an excuse. He’s the president of the United States, and he’s got to step up to the plate,” Schumer told CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday.

Smirnoff-branded beverages are sold and produced in over 130 countries, but the bulk of its vodka sold in the U.S. is made domestically.

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