CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech | The Huffington Post

And the people at the CPAC / Trump rally actually waved them!

“It’s fun to have a joke sometimes in a very serious situation,” says trickster Jason Charter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A grand — although short-lived — prank at the Conservative Political Action Conference had members proudly waving tiny banners emblazoned with the name “Trump” that were actually Russian flags.

The flag tricksters identified themselves as Jason Charter and Ryan Clayton with the self-described “resistance” group Americans Take Action. They purchased tickets to the conference shortly before Trump was to take the podium and handed out the flags, Charter told The Huffington Post. Hardly anyone at the event knew they were Russian flags, not “Trump” flags. Wow.

“I asked people if they wanted a Trump flag and they took it,” Charter said. “There were only about five people who said, ‘Wait a minute, this is the Russian flag.’”

Nearly 1,000 Russian / Trump flags were handed out to happy wavers. Then CPAC organizers finally got a clue, collected most of the flags, and warned that anyone who continued to wave or hold one would be ejected.

Sources:

Huffington Post

NBC News

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