Look on Montana teen's face at Trump rally raises eyebrows

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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.

Linfesty said the facial expressions that caused him to go viral were just his natural reactions to what the president was saying.

The 17-year-old Billings West High School senior talked with MTN News on Friday about his whirlwind last 24 hours, which included appearances on several national TV news outlets and being featured in dozens of articles across the country. "I was just going to clap for things I agreed with and not clap for things I didn't agree with".

"I didn't really have a plan", Linfesty told the Gazette. In fact, he said he clapped when Trump "railed against" the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and when the president said the 2016 Democratic primary was stolen from Bernie Sanders.

"Some people thought I was being disrespectful - I was not planning to be disrespectful", Linfesty told ABC Fox Montana. "I did not know that I was going to be that big". A few minutes later, two of his friends were also escorted away from the spot behind the President.

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"I saw this woman walking toward me on the left", Tyler said to The Gazette. "They treated me fine", he said.

The teen, almost voting age, said he disagreed with most of those policies.

"Linfesty, dubbed "#plaidshirt guy" on Twitter because of the shirt he wore to the rally, said he was surprised to be selected as a VIP for Thursday's event in Billings, which allowed him to get a photo taken with Trump and to stand behind the president.

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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