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Rick Perry Thought He Spoke To The Ukrainian Prime Minister... Turns Out It Was 2 Russian Pranksters

Business InsiderU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine’s prime minister.

Perry actually was talking with comedians known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with audacious stunts, Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in a written statement.

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Most Rick Perry story ever. If you’re a Russian prankster trying to trick a member of the U.S. President’s cabinet, the first person you target is Rick Perry. And obviously he falls for it. Goes all-in on optimistic speak about helping Ukraine develop new energy technology and even discusses new concoctions of pig shit.

So you’re telling me the same guy who started rocking glasses to look smart and who derailed his own presidential campaign because he couldn’t think of the 3 agencies of government he himself wanted to eliminate…

…got tricked by Russian pranksters? No way!