RUSSIAN pranksters duped Kamala Harris by posing as Greta Thunberg in a phone call as they discussed climate change and Donald Trump.
The US Sun can reveal infamous duo of Vovan and Lexus got a chat with Joe Biden’s VP as they posed as Greta offering dirt on Trump.
Exclusive audio of the three minute chat has California senator Kamala enthusiastically greeting who she thought was teenage climate activist Greta over the phone around January.
“Greta” claims she has “nightmares” about meeting Trump at the UN last September as they talk over Kamala’s climate plan and her campaign.
The pranksters then say that they have a secret recording of Trump whispering “you will never achieve the goal” to Greta.
“Greta” and a prankster posing as her dad Svante then offer to provide the audio to help the campaign.
Kamala replies: “Thank you, that would be wonderful”.
It is illegal to record people’s conversations without both parties’ consent in 15 states – but not in New York where “Greta” claims she recorded Trump.
Security experts branded the prank a “wake-up call” and said Kamala’s team failed to carry out simple checks to verify who was on the other end of the phone.
Russian duo Vovan and Lexus – real names Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov – have carried out a string of high profile prank calls, including tricking Prince Harry and Bernie Sanders.
It also comes as Biden and Harris were officially crowned as the Democrat’s White House challengers at showstopping party convention.
Harris officially accepted the Democratic vice-presidential nomination on Wednesday on a night when Barack Obama launched a blistering attack on his successor, Trump.
The prank call – which happened after Harris dropped out of the Democratic race in December – begins as Kamala says: “Hello Greta, congratulations on all of your leadership, I am so inspired by your courage and your voice.”
‘Greta’ then asks if there is anyway she can support Kamala’s campaign, saying it would be “cool”.
Speaking at the US Senate in Washington DC, the Democrat says she would like ‘Greta’ to talk about her climate plan and encourages her to follow up with her policy team – with any support being “very helpful”.
‘Greta’ claims she has tried to speak to other politicians but not had any luck, and she laments being slammed by Russian leader Vladimir Putin was “not what I wanted”.
Kamala replies: “There are forces working against our movement and we have to fight for these things.
“This is that moment, and you have been great warrior in this cause.”
The pranksters then claims ‘Greta’ cannot eat or sleep when she sees Trump – saying she is “terrified” of what he is doing, and saying the meeting at the UN was “terrible”.
‘Greta’ says she shouted at Trump in a corridor urging him sign the Paris climate agreement.
She adds that the President came over and “softly” whispered “you will never achieve the goal” in her ear.
The pranksters try to keep up the fake anecdote as ‘Greta’ says “he continued, he continued”.
But they are cut off by Kamala who offers words of encouragement for her cause.
Here is the full transcript of “Greta
STAFFER: Svante, I have you here with Senator Kamala Harris
“GRETA“: Hi Kamala
KAMALA: Hello Greta, congratulations on all of your leadership. I am so inspired by your courage and your voice.
“GRETA“: Umm, it would be cool to support you in your campaign. What is the best way to do it?
KAMALA: The best way to do it would be to talk about my climate plan. You know what I can do is, I can ask my policy team to follow up with you with more detail on what exactly would be helpful and what is something you would like to do. Then we can talk in more detail about how that can work and that would be very helpful, and I thank you for that.
“GRETA”: We wrote to many politicians, but not many people respond. How sad it is.
“SVANTE“: Recently, even President Putin said about you…
“GRETA”: It wasn’t what I wanted.
KAMALA: Well it just highlights the need that we have to be active. There are forces working against our movement and we have to fight for these things. This is that moment, and you have been a great warrior in this cause.
“GRETA“: I am so terrified of what Trump is doing, I even cannot eat or sleep when I see him on TV. That terrible meeting in the UN building in September, I have nightmares. I saw him in the corridor and shouted to him to sign the Paris climate agreement. He came over and he said softly to me ‘you will never achieve the goal’.
KAMALA: No, but Greta…
“GRETA”: …and he continued, he continued, he continued…
KAMALA: …do not be discouraged, you have the ability to see what is possible in a way that many do not and there will be people who are going to work against progress. That is always the case, always in history there have been people who work against progress. Listen, nothing that has been achieved in this world that has been about progress came without a fight. This is the nature of it.
“GRETA”: But it is very sick to behave like that – I mean President Trump
KAMALA: Yes, it is similar to previous times in history when some people could not imagine how things can be different and then leaders did imagine and could see and lead. You have been a great leader, do not be deterred.
“SVANTE”: Greta has a recorder always with her, and when it happened…
GRETA: In my pocket, yes.
“SVANTE”: ….it was on Greta’s recorder. If you would like to get it, we can provide it.
“GRETA“: Maybe this recording can help you.
KAMALA: Thank you, that would be wonderful.
“GRETA”: In my side, I can testify against this terrible man.
KAMALA: Yes definitely, thank you so much.
“SVANTE”: Thank you so much.
KAMALA: I am sorry I have to hang up now, but Josh will follow up with you and we will stay in touch and work together. I look forward to working with you.
“SVANTE”: We are in Canada now, but we will be in the US soon.
KAMALA: Oh good, we should make a plan then. I would like that.
“SVANTE”: I hope that you will not arrest us…
KAMALA: …no, no, no…
“GRETA”: …I don’t want to go to jail…
“SVANTE”: ….like some people do.
KAMALA: I look forward to seeing you, be well, and I’ll talk to you soon. Bye, bye.
“Nothing that has been achieved in this world that has been about progress came without a fight, this is the nature of it, ” Kamala said.
‘Greta’ describes Trump’s actions as “sick” – and then Svante offers up the recording to help “against this terrible man”.
Kamala seems interested in getting a copy of the audio – but then she goes to end the call, saying “I look forward to working with you”.
‘Greta’ and ‘Svante’ then say they will be in the US soon and offer to meet up with Kamala, saying “I hope you won’t arrest us”.
She can be heard saying “I don’t want to go to jail” in the background as Kamala says “no, no, no”.
Kamala finishes the call saying “I look forward to seeing you, be well, and I’ll talk to you soon, bye bye”.
The FULL AUDIO is here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12465479/kamala-harris-donald-trump-russians-greta-thunberg/