It's not easy to upstage President Donald Trump but a Montana high school student did.
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.
"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. He says he was told to smile and clap but "had to be honest with my views". He just wanted to see the president and hear his speech.
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Linfesty didn't expect to become an Internet meme after he was selected for a plum spot directly behind President Trump at the rally. "I don't think any of us had any idea we were going to be that big on TV, because whenever I see a Trump rally, you see Trump, you see hundreds of people behind him - that's my experience at least". "I knew what faces I was making, but those faces were completely genuine".
One of the two in the FFA jacket is Jack Bernhardt, who replied to Wilson: "I was the FFA kid on his right and I very much appreciate your comment!" "She just said to me, 'I'm going to replace you'".
"Linfesty, dubbed "#plaidshirt guy" on Twitter, says he was surprised to be picked to stand behind Trump at Thursday's rally in Billings. But I chatted with all three of those guys and they seemed respectful enough. "It's because, well before the rally they told us that 'you have to be enthusiastic, you have to be clapping, you have to be cheering for Donald Trump, ' and I wasn't doing that because I wasn't enthusiastic, I wasn't happy with what he was saying".
Before that, however, Linfesty got his picture taken with Trump (though he hasn't yet received a print) and he had hoped to get the President to sign a book.