Watch: Protester throws Russian flags at Trump on Capitol Hill

A security breach opened an opportunity for a protester to throw Russian flags at President Trump as he walked to a GOP lunch at the Capitol

Gary Willig,

Donald Trump
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Reuters

A protester threw a number of Russian flags at US President Donald Trump as he walked towards a GOP lunch in the Capital building Tuesday.

The protester threw the flags from behind a group of journalists yelled "Trump is treason!" as Trump walked with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky). The president was not struck by any of the flags and did not stop.

The protester was apprehended by Capitol police and removed from the building.

The protester later identified himself as Ryan Clayton, and is believed to be a member of an anti-Trump group called 'Americans Take Action.' He is believed to have attempted to hand Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner a Russian flag when Kushner addressed the Senate Intelligence Committee in July.

"Why are you talking about tax cuts when you should be talking about treason?" Clayton shouted at the president.

Trump has been dogged by allegations his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, despite a lack of evidence of such collusion.


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