U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley apparently fell for a prank call from a pair of Russian comics who pretended to be calling from the Polish government last Saturday.
According the Charleston Post and Courier, Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov recorded the stunt in which she thinks she is thanking Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for abstaining from voting on last week’s UN resolution opposing the transfer of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“Let me start with very much thanking you for the support we received on the vote today. We will never forget it,” Haley apparently told the impostor.
The bogus prime minister pushed further and expressed concern for the embattled country of “Binomo,” an imaginary island somewhere in the China Sea.
“You know Binomo?” he asked.
“Yes, yes,” Haley replied.
Morawiecki suggests the Russians have interfered in recent elections held on the island.
“Yes, of course they did, absolutely,” Haley apparently responds. “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.”
The phoney Polish leader then demanded to know if the U.S. had any plans to address to election meddling.
“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,” she said.
John Degory, Haley’s spokesman, did not deny the ambassador’s participation in the prank, telling the Post and Courier, “We have nothing to share on that at this time.”