Newswire: UPDATED: Pranksters got a bunch of Trump supporters to wave Russian flags at CPAC

Today’s Conservative Political Action Conference was a more multicultural event than one might expect from a gathering of some of the loudest voices in conservative politicking. Not on purpose, of course; that would be absurd. But thanks to the actions of one clever person with an appreciation for mischievousness and an accurate assessment of people’s ability to distinguish national banners, a bunch of Trump supporters ended up waving Russian flags emblazoned with the president’s name during his speech.

Crowd at CPAC waving these little pro-Trump flags that look exactly like the Russian flag. Staffers quickly come around to confiscate them.

— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) February 24, 2017

Per The New York Post, a Maryland man named Jason Charter, whose Facebook profile lists his place of work as the progressive organizing group Grassroots Campaigns Inc., handed out tiny red, white, and blue Trump flags to …

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