Smirking ‘Plaid Shirt Guy’ Upstages Trump During Montana Rally

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President Donald Trump was losing face while the person behind him was making them. The President revisited numerous themes he has talked about at similar rallies around the country, including his July 5 appearance in Great Falls.

This is exactly what happened when Tyler Linfesty attended a Trump rally in Montana on September 6. He said he never expected to be seated on-camera, right behind the president.

"I didn't really have a plan", Tyler told The Billings Gazette.

Linfesty told MTN News that he won VIP tickets, which also got him a picture with the President.


According to the [local paper Billings] Gazette, one of its reporters saw Trump staffers reviewing a photo of Linfesty and the Democratic Socialist of America rose emblem he wore before removing Linfesty and his friends.

"I wasn't trying to protest, those were just my actual honest reactions", Linfesty told CNN.

"Those faces were completely genuine. Those faces just came out when I heard what he was saying", Tyler added. "I was just going to clap for things I agreed with and not clap for things I didn't agree with". "When I disagreed, it was pretty apparent I'd say".

Halfway through, he was escorted away from spot and replaced with a woman who was apparently a Trump campaign staffer.


Choi notes that Trump's campaign rallies are often tightly controlled, and during a rally in IN, one of Trump's staffers was caught on camera using his hand to block a photographer taking a picture of a protester.

Several posts on Twitter and Facebook from progressives and Democrats expressed support for the #PlaidShirtGuy. "How about the 2 Young men next to him wearing the FFA jackets getting some well deserved attention".

"I think I know why they removed me. His two friends also attended Boys State with me earlier in the summer!"


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