Someone passed out Russian flags with Trump's name on them at CPAC

Julia Reinstein
President Donald Trump applauds his supporters after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, in Oxon Hill in Maryland, February 24, 2017.
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On Friday morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, the crowd waved what at first glance appeared to be tiny pro-Trump flags during the president's speech. But something about them seemed…off.

Oh yeah, because they were RUSSIAN FLAGS.

A CPAC staffer later came around and confiscated the flags.

It was not immediately clear who passed out the flags, or why.

CPAC attendees told Politico's Tim Alberta they'd thought the person who gave them the flags was a staffer. "They saw red, white & blue — with "TRUMP" stamped across it" and "gave no thought to Russian flag," Alberta said.

People couldn't tell if it was a prank, a protest, or something else entirely.

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