And then this happened.
As the Trump White House leans on the FBI to shut it up about their Russian connections, a move John Dean called indicative of a cover-up, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Trump fans waved their pro-Trump fans with gusto — until the flags were hastily confiscated.
Because. You know. They looked just like the Russian flag.
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
Oh, yeah, nothing to see here! Just a little love for our buddy Putin who is Making America Great Again. No worries.
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) February 24, 2017
The organizers were not too pleased when they caught on.
Do not look at these three FBI investigations going on into Trump and Russia. Nope.
The Trump fans waved that Russian flag bearing Trump’s name, because they didn’t even know it looked like a Russian flag or they didn’t care. And maybe that’s part of the problem.
Image: Twitter, Peter Hamby
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