Two men carried out a literal false flag operation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hall where President Trump was due to give a speech.
Two male protesters tricked conference attendees into taking and waving Russian flags.
CPAC organizers confiscated the Trump-Russian flags and threatened to throw out anyone seen holding one.
The Atlantic reports:
Jason Charter, 22, and Ryan Clayton, 36, passed out roughly 1,000 red, white, and blue flags, each bearing a gold-emblazoned “TRUMP” in the center, to an auditorium full of attendees waiting for President Trump to address the conference. Audience members waved the pennants—and took pictures with them—until CPAC staffers realized the trick: They were Russian flags.
The stunt made waves on social media, as journalists covering CPAC noticed the scramble to confiscate the insignia.
Clayton himself was photographed outside, holding up a larger version of the flag:
“Most people didn’t realize it was…
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