The liberal left got all fired up in a tizzy at the vision of audience members at the CPAC holding up what appeared to be Russian flags.
This tweet from a triggered Peter Hamby, got 28K retweets and 35K likes.
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
The reason why you are seeing Russian flags at a CPAC event is quite simple.
This was Ryan Clayton from Bob Creamer group "Americans Take Action" handing Russian flags. Ryan was forcibly removed. You edited that out. https://t.co/hKwywREjn5
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) February 24, 2017
23K retweets, no mention that the flags were distributed as a prank by a pair of self-proclaimed "Resistance" activists pic.twitter.com/5PXyvDNzOd
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 24, 2017
The Russian flags handed out to people at CPAC were part of a prank by Trump protestors. That simple. No secret Russian plot to hijack the CPAC. No Trump signaling to Putin. It was a prank.
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