Energy Secretary Rick Perry fell for a prank phone call last week in which he thought he was speaking to the Ukrainian prime minister for a reported 22 minutes.
Instead, he was speaking to two Russian pranksters.
“Secretary Perry is the latest target of two Russian pranksters,” said a spokeswoman for his department. “These individuals are known for pranking high level officials and celebrities, particularly those who are supportive of an agenda that is not in line with their governments. In this case, the energy security of Ukraine.”
Rick Perry must’ve been so happy for a second that someone of power from another country called his line directly and that’s all that matters. Sure, 22 minutes later he found out he was talking to two random Russian kids who presumably found Perry’s number written in a bathroom stall but for a brief 22 minutes, he was the MAN.
Donald Trump has put together a team of extremely unqualified individuals. You have to wonder how much legislation has been influenced by prank callers. 90%? I’d like to imagine that the pranksters weren’t caught but the Ukrainian Prime Minister went out of his way to say “I don’t know Rick. Who’s mans in this?”
You flew too close to the sun, Rick.
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