Russian pranksters Vladimir "Vovan" Kuznetsov and Alexei "Lexus" Stolyarov claimed the former Texas governor as their latest victim of a fake interview.
The hoax, in which the duo posed as Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman in a 22-minute phone conversation, was posted on a Russian news site.
Perry discussed various topics that included plans for a pipeline across the Baltic sea for Russian gas, sanctions against Russia, coal shipments, and the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.
"I hope that stepping away from the Paris accord will not have any negative impact with our relationship with the Ukraine," Perry can be heard telling the pranksters. "We tried to divorce the politics from this and really just let our record stand, one that I'm very proud of."
Lexus (L) and Vovan (R) (CREDIT: themoscowtimes)
Perry never thought anything was amiss when the person he assumed was Groysman talked about the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko making his own biofuel consisting of homemade alcohol and pig manure.
Not only did Twitter think it was hysterical, but others were aghast over how easily Perry was a sucker for the hoax.