Protester throws Russian flags at President Donald Trump before Capitol Hill lunch

by Abel Hampton October 25, 2017, 0:07
Protester throws Russian flags at President Donald Trump before Capitol Hill lunch

Russian flags were thrown at US President Donald Trump by a left-wing protester today (Tuesday) on Capitol Hill.

Clayton, 36, was reportedly arrested for unlawful conduct on Thursday for protesting inside the U.S. Capitol, ABC News' Dan Linden later reported in a tweet.

It's to be Trump's first appearance as president at the Senate Republicans' regular Tuesday policy lunch.

"Why are you talking about tax cuts when you should be talking about treason?" "We should be talking about treason in Congress".

Americans Take Action is a network of populists who believe that the American government should represent we the people once again, that the economy should work for all of us, and that the internet should remain free and open for generations to come.

The flags didn't appear to hit Trump, and in video of the moment, he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was walking alongside Trump, did not appear to stop.

The man was quickly apprehended, and it was unclear how he gained access to the area where the press was gathered.

Trump is now on Capitol Hill to garner support for tax reform. Malecki said the incident was still under investigation.

The man, identified by reporters on the scene as Ryan Clayton - President of "Americans Take Action" - yelled: "This is not about tax reform!"

Clayton was already known for having passed around Russian flags at a conference of conservative activists outside Washington.

Clayton also accused the president of conspiring with Russian agents to steal the election before being escorted out by police.

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