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CPAC Attendees Wave Russian Flags During Trump's Speech (Photos)

| by Michael Allen

Several attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, waved Russian flags while President Donald Trump gave a speech on Feb. 24.

Taylor Lorenz of The Hill tweeted: "Someone handed out Trump Russian flags on the #CPAC2017 floor before Trump's speech."

Peter Hamby of Snapchat posted a picture on Twitter with this caption: "Crowd at CPAC waving these little pro-Trump flags that look exactly like the Russian flag. Staffers quickly come around to confiscate them."

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During his speech, Trump attacked the media for what he called "fake news" and manufacturing unnamed sources, notes Mediaite.com:

And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake, phony, fake. A few days ago, I called the fake news "the enemy of the people," and they are. They are the enemy of the people. Because they have no sources. They just make them up when there are none.

I saw one story recently where they said "nine people have confirmed." There are no nine people. I don't believe there was one or two people. Nine people. And I said, "Give me a break," because I know the people. I know who they talked to. There were no nine people.

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According to RawStory.com, several Twitter users mocked the speech:

Trump is speaking at CPAC and I watched a bit of it. It's like watching Hitler doing stand-up comedy.

Trump just now: "They shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use the person's name."

Trump on the media: "They have no sources. They just make them up."

Trump, who for years called NYC gossip pages on background, says people should put their names to their information.

For years, Trump posed as his own pretend publicist—an ‘unnamed source’ to feed stories about himself to NY tabloids.

This is bizarre. Trump says WaPo made up sources on the Flynn story, which resulted in WH confirming story and firing Flynn over it.

Trump: "Let's not even mention names, right?" The crowd calls for names. Trump: "The Clinton News Network is one!"

The forgotten men and women of America are finally getting the war on anonymous sourcing they always craved.

I suppose this would also end anonymous donations to Super PACs and "non-profits."

Sources: Peter Hamby/Twitter, Taylor Lorenz/Twitter, Mediaite.com, RawStory.com / Photo credit: Peter Hamby/Twitter, Taylor Lorenz/Twitter

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