Russian flags waved, confiscated during President Trump's CPAC remarks

Trump told CPAC attendees on Friday that it's time to "stand up for the American flag," but a different red, white and blue flag was seen in the audience during the president's remarks.

According to multiple sources, people were seen waving Russian flags with "TRUMP" written on them. The flags were then confiscated by CPAC staff.

"A section of people in the back of #CPAC2017 waving Russian flags -- a staffer just came and demanded they all be handed over," says POLITICO's Tim Alberta.

The flag display comes after former national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid reports that he had discussed sanctions with Russian officials. The wave of reports that Russia hacked the 2016 election have also sparked continued questions around the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia.

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Joe Enders of Chicago, Illinois, wears a "Make America Great Again" cap as he listens to remarks during the opening day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual gathering of conservative politicians, journalists and celebrities, at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
A man uses a rifle at a virtual shooting range hosted by the National Rifle Association at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
US President Donald Trump addreses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, on February 24, 2017. / AFP / Mike Theiler (Photo credit should read MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)
Kelly Anne Conway during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters. (Photo by Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Richard Spencer taking questions at CPAC from reporters, before he was removed from the convention during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters. (Photo by Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump addreses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, on February 24, 2017. / AFP / Mike Theiler (Photo credit should read MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman uses a pistol at a virtual shooting range hosted by the National Rifle Association at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
A man wears a yarmulke supporting U.S. President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Eric Golub, a conservative comedian, poses for a portrait at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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"Flags just distributed at CPac. Russia anyone?," wrote Kylie Morris.

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