Smirking ‘Plaid Shirt Guy’ Upstages Trump During Montana Rally

Plaid Shirt Guy wasn't amused

Plaid Shirt Guy wasn't

President Donald Trump spoke to a packed house on Thursday in Billings as he campaigned for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, who is challenging U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D).

It must be quite a spectacle to watch live, though, even if you're not a massive Donald fan.

While the majority of media coverage has been focused on the issues addressed by the President, the rally in Billings also generated an unlikely meme: #PlaidShirtGuy, otherwise known as Tyler Linfesty.

"It's still hard for me to believe that people are recognizing me in the hallways as "plaid shirt guy" now", Linfesty said. I am 100% sure Trump wouldn't be able to pronounce "plaid", given that he can not nail "anonymous", but that's a story for another day.

Prior to the rally, Tyler managed to have his picture taken with Trump while wearing the Democratic Socialists emblem and also tried getting Trump to sign a copy of the "Communist Manifesto", which was disguised as Trump's book, "The Art of the Deal", according to the Gazette.

Enjoy the 15 minutes of fame.

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As Trump delivered remarks on Thursday night, Linfesty was positioned directly behind him and made several facial expressions before a staffer apparently asked him to leave.

"When I heard the policies, I disagreed with a lot of them", Linfesty said.

Going viral and becoming a meme is pretty easy in the age of Trump: Just stand behind The Orange One at his rallies and - this part's key - make silly faces during his speech.

"I saw this woman walking toward me on the left", Tyler said to The Gazette. "Those faces just came out when I heard what he was saying", Tyler added. Some stuff I agreed with, some stuff I disagreed with.

"I think I know why they removed me".

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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