If you’re a prominent figure in Trumpworld, right-wing media, or QAnon land, there's a solid chance you've been prank-called by Chris James.

Luckily for the rest of us, @theCJS is this week's “FEVER DREAMS” guest.

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The comedian and host of the “Not Even a Show” YouTube series sat down with @swin24 and @williamsommer to discuss his efforts to get one over on the likes of Seb Gorka, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and of course… Rudy Giuliani.
“I said, ‘Mr. Giuliani, I have information that… will help overturn this election.’ And he said, ‘Let’s hear it.’ And I just couldn’t believe this was the lead counsel to the president of the United States trying to overturn elections,” @theCJS recalls. trib.al/qirj8Rk
What was his tip, you ask, for how then-President Trump could cling to power?

@theCJS’s answer: “My lead was that Rudy Giuliani had married and had sex with his cousin.” trib.al/qirj8Rk
.@theCJS once convinced Rep. Greene that he was one of her biggest supporters, and annoyed Rep. Crenshaw so much that the Texas congressman challenged him to a fistfight trib.al/qirj8Rk
Plus, @swin24 and @WillSommer explain how the false notion of Trump’s August restoration to the White House worked its way up to the former president’s delusional ears and update us on Fox News star Greg Gutfeld’s new paid-subscriber venture trib.al/qirj8Rk

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