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Binomo: Nikki Haley Supposedly Concerned About Fake Country’s Elections

It sounds like the U.S. isn’t the only country Russia has taken a keen interest in. Moscow is also being accused of interfering with elections in Binomo, potentially in a similar fashion to how the nation is accused of using propaganda to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was allegedly very concerned about what supposedly happened in Binomo, but unfortunately, there are two big problems here, if the report is accurate. Neither of them has to do with Russia directly.

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Comedians claim to prank Nikki Haley over a fictional country Binomo

A Russian comedy duo claims to have prank-called Haley and tricked her into expressing concern for the nation of Binomo. Unfortunately for Nikki Haley, however, there is no such country. The comedy duo is Vovan and Lexus, but their real names are Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov. The comedians posted a video of their prank call on YouTube, but we may never know whether Haley was the one who was pranked, or if everyone else has been tricked.

The video is about 22 minutes long, and one of the comedians poses as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The call allegedly took place soon after the UN vote on U.S. President Donald Trump’s resolution to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city over Tel Aviv. Before the vote, it had been reported that Haley was going to be keeping track of which nations voted against Trump’s resolution and that there would be consequences to opposing it.

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Poland was one of 35 countries which abstained from the vote, and on the prank call, the woman who claims to be Haley thanks the Polish prime minister’s impersonator for the support on that vote. He then asks her about Binomo and says that he believes Russia intervened in the nation’s elections.

The woman agrees, saying “Yes, of course they did, absolutely.”

The impersonator asks her what the U.S. plans to do about Binomo, and she said she would find out what the official U.S. stance is on the tiny “nation” and get back to him.

When The Post and Courier asked about the Binomo phone call, a spokesperson for Haley would neither confirm nor deny its authenticity. The full video on Binomo issue is embedded below.

Vovan and Lexus are certainly making a name for themselves. They previously claimed that they successfully pranked Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Sen. John McCain and Rep. Maxine Waters of California.