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UPDATE: #PlaidShirtGuy from Trump rally steps forward

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BILLINGS - During President Donald Trump's rally in Montana, one man's reactions to the speech are prompting national headlines.

During the rally, a man wearing a plaid shirt standing on the left side of the screen can be seen smiling, rolling his eyes and appearing concerned at various points in the speech. He can also be seen standing soberly at various points in the rally when the other audience members clapped and cheered.

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. A few minutes later, another woman walks up and takes the place of the two people he'd been standing next to.

David Choi at Business Insider wrote about the incident, saying the plaid-shirted man "stole the show."

Now the search is on for #PlaidShirtGuy's real identity. The Billings Gazette identifies him as Tyler Linfesty, a Billings West High School Senior. Linfesty tells the Gazette that he and two friends obtained VIP tickets to the rally, and that he only meant to "clap for things I agreed with and not clap for things I didn't agree with."

Several posts on Twitter and Facebook from progressives and Democrats expressed support for the #PlaidShirtGuy. One tweet from a Billings High School student shows a sheepish Linfesty:

In our video of the rally, Linfesty is asked to leave after the 58 minute mark, and two other audience members are asked to leave shortly after:

Choi notes that Trump's campaign rallies are often tightly controlled, and during a rally in Indiana, 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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