Funny Or Not: Russia Made April Fool’s Joke At Claims It Hijacked US Election With Automated Phone Recording Offering ‘Electoral Interference’
That Russia seized April Fool’s day to poke fun at the United States is now properly documented. Yesterday, the Russian Foreign Ministry posted an audio recording of an apparent automated telephone service to aid Russian embassies. Here’s how Russia made April Fool’s joke at claims it hijacked US election with automated phone recording offering ‘electoral interference’.
‘To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press one.
‘To use the services of Russian hackers, press two’ and ‘To request election interference, press three.’
Министерство иностранных дел России разработало пилотную аудиозапись автоответчика для российских дипломатических миссий за рубежом pic.twitter.com/eLl8Jgcgzt
— МИД России 🇷🇺 (@MID_RF) April 1, 2017
The post has already been confirmed to be an official joke as part of April Fool’s Day by a spokesperson for the Ministry.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Thursday, firmly denied interfering in the US elections by using a similar phrase to former President George H.W. Bush’s ‘Read my lips’ quote. While speaking at the International Arctic Forum on a panel moderated by CNBC, he said:
‘Watch my lips, no. All those things are fictional, illusory and provocations, lies.
‘All these are used for domestic American political agendas. The anti-Russian card is played by different political forces inside the United States to trade on that and consolidate their positions inside.
‘We said on numerous occasions and I reiterate that we are confident … And know for sure that opinion polls in the Unites States show that very many people are … friendly towards the Russian Federation and I’d like to tell these people that we perceive and regard the United States as a great power with which we want to establish good partnership relations.’