President Donald Trump delivered a speech at a student summit hosted by the conservative group Turning Point USA, but people aren't talking about what he said. Instead, the big story is what organizers displayed on the wall during his speech.
A reporter from the Washington Post noticed the presidential seal seemed a bit off. The seal featured a two-headed eagle grasping a set of golf clubs with its talons. The two-headed eagle looks similar to the two-headed bird featured on the Russian coat of arms. In addition, the Latin phrase "E Pluribus Unum," which means "out of many, one," was replaced with "45 es un titere," which is Spanish for "45 is a puppet." The red and white striped shield was also substituted with one that contained small images of the Soviet hammer and sickle.
The doctored seal was quickly pulled down and the proper seal was displayed during most of Trump's speech. A spokesperson for Turning Points USA explained that it was an "A/V mistake" and they are attempting to determine who was at fault.
"It was a last-minute A/V mistake—and I can't figure out where the breakdown was," the spokesperson told the Washington Post. "But it was a last-minute throw-up, and that's all it was."
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