Democratic Socialist Makes It Behind Trump at Rally, Secret Service Intervenes

Conservative Tribune | 9/9/2018 | Kara Pendleton
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Plaid Shirt Guy. If you don’t know who he is, he first grabbed national attention while standing behind President Donald Trump during his Billings, Montana rally appearance.

The young man was attention-grabbing because the plaid shirt he was wearing stood out so much from everyone else’s apparel. But that is not the only reason why “#plaidshirtguy” is getting so much attention.

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During Trump’s speech, the plaid shirt guy continually made faces at the cameras and even mouthed words, seemingly in response to what Trump was saying. And at one point, he was busy doing something that turned out to be him putting on a pin.

Social media went crazy with his actions and the fact he was quickly replaced. What they didn’t know is that the Secret Service then met with him.

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Some did, however, figure out that the pin he put on for the cameras was for the Democratic Socialist party.

The young man has since been identified as Billings West High School student Tyler Linfesty. CNN posted on social media that Linfesty was removed from the rally because “he dared to question Trump.”

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During an interview with CNN, Linfesty presented another possible cause for his removal. He said it could have been due to him not being enthusiastic the way they’d been asked to be prior to being placed behind the president.

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However, the Billings Gazette wrote that one of their reporters at the event “saw staffers in the press pen looking at a photo in which Linfesty was circled.” Later, after he put on his pin, “The same group of staffers reviewed a photo...
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