A day after reports that the White House was trying to get the FBI to downplay Trump-Russia ties, Trump supporters were found waving Russian flags and chanting “USA! USA! USA!” at CPAC during President Trump’s speech in what turns out to be a “YUGE!” prank.
The flags said “TRUMP” in gold capital letters on the middle blue stripe but had the Russian colors and design on them.
— DivaKnevil ❄️ (@DivaKnevil) February 24, 2017
The flags were quickly confiscated by staffers.
Crowd at CPAC waving these little pro-Trump flags that look exactly like the Russian flag. Staffers quickly come around to confiscate them. pic.twitter.com/YhPpkwFCNc
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) February 24, 2017
Two men from “Americans Take Action,” a self-styled “network of populists” whose website calls for Trump’s impeachment, handed out the flags.