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How Trump ended up in front of a presidential seal doctored to include a Russian symbolWASHINGTON - At first glance, there was nothing unusual about President Donald Trump's introduction Tuesday at Turning Point USA's student summit. In many ways, it mirrored the production style that has become synonymous with Trump's campaign rallies. Following a 12-minute video illustrating Trump's rise to the presidency, music blared as the president's name flashed across a giant screen in a bold shade of red. Trump took the stage and soaked in the raucous cheers from hundreds of young supporters packed inside the Marriott Marquis in Washington. Charlie Kirk, Turning Point's outspoken founder and executive director, was on his left. But the image on the screen to Trump's right - captured in dozens of photos and videos from the event - is less familiar. The image almost resembles the official seal of the president, but a closer examination reveals alterations that seem to poke fun at the president's golfing penchant and accusations that he has ties to Russia. Neither the White House nor Turning Point knows how it got there or who created it. On Thursday morning, however, the conservative group announced it had fired the member of its video team who was responsible for displaying the fake seal. "We did let the individual go," a Turning Point spokesman told The Washington Post. "I don't think it was malicious intent, but nevertheless." The spokesman called the mistake "unacceptable" and said it was the result of a rushed online search to find an image of the presidential seal to display behind Trump. The eagle has two heads instead of one - a symbol historically tied to empire and dominance. It closely resembles the bird on the Russian coat of arms and also appears on the flags of Serbia, Albania and Montenegro. Its left talons, rather than clasping 13 arrows, appear...
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