Smirking ‘Plaid Shirt Guy’ Upstages Trump During Montana Rally

Geraldine Edwards
September 11, 2018

Linfesty was removed from the event mid-way through Trump's speech, after which the Secret Service asked him to leave - and not come back - according to CNN.

Linfesty, a high school senior, said the people set to stand behind the president were told: "you have to be enthusiastic, you have to be clapping, you have to be cheering for Donald Trump".

"I was just there to see the president and I had my natural reactions when I thought he said something I disagreed with, I visibly disagreed", says Linfesty.

While Trump railed against "deep state operatives" and praised Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing at a rally Thursday night in Montana, the focus began to shift to 17-year-old Tyler Linfesty.

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"I didn't really have a plan", Linfesty told the Gazette.

About an hour into Trump's speech, a woman can be seen walking over, speaking to the plaid-shirted man briefly and then taking his place. Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign and the North American Free Trade Agreement - but his facial reactions caught the most attention. "I had to be honest in my views". He said he never expected to be seated on-camera, right behind the president. He became a sensation on social media, where he was dubbed "Plaid Shirt Guy".

"In this case, there were like seven people there", Tyler added.

Soon after Tyler pinned a rose emblem representing the Democratic Socialists of America on the right side of his shirt, a stand-in was sent to take his spot and he was asked to leave.

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"I was not wearing one, as you saw".

"When I heard the policies, I disagreed with majority", the teen told KTVQ.

This is exactly what happened when Tyler Linfesty attended a Trump rally in Montana on September 6.

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.

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