Protester Gets Close To President Trump At Capitol, Throws Russian Flags

WASHINGTON (AP) — A yelling protester got several yards from Donald Trump as the president walked through a Capitol corridor on his way to a lunch with Republican senators.

The man was standing with reporters Tuesday outside the Senate chamber on the building’s second floor. As Trump walked by accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others, the man tossed small Russian flags bearing the word “Trump” toward the president.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump arrive for the Republican Senate Policy Luncheon and walk past a Russian flag on the floor that was thrown at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The man yelled, “Trump is treason. Why are you talking about tax cuts when you should be talking about treason?”

He was grabbed by security officers.

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Protester Ryan Clayton is grabbed by security after throwing Russian flags toward the president. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

He identified himself as Ryan Clayton from Americans Take Action, a group that wants Trump to be impeached.

In July, Clayton stood among reporters in a Senate office building and threw Russian flags at Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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