Trump Appeared Before Presidential Seal Doctored To Include Russia, Golf Imagery

US President Donald Trump arrives to address the Turning Point USAs Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC, on July 23, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/A... US President Donald Trump arrives to address the Turning Point USAs Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC, on July 23, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 25, 2019 9:19 a.m.

The presidential seal behind President Donald Trump at Turning Point USA’s student summit Wednesday seemed innocuous at first glance — but closer examination reveals Russian and golfing imagery.

As the Washington Post breaks down, the eagle on the seal was two-headed, closely resembling the bird on the Russian coat of arms. Its talons clutch golf clubs, not arrows, seemingly a jab at Trump’s prodigious golfing habits.

The Post found what seems to be the same phony seal online, featuring the text “45 is a puppet” in Spanish.

A spokesperson for Turning Point USA told the Post that he had no idea where the image of the seal came from.

“It was a last-minute A/V mistake — and I can’t figure out where the breakdown was — but it was a last minute throw-up, and that’s all it was. I can’t figure out who did it yet,” he said. “I don’t know where they got the image from.”

CNN reported that an A/V aide was fired as a result of the mess-up.

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