The young man expelled from a Trump demonstration in Billings, Montana, on Thursday said he was not trying to make fun of the president with his overly dramatic facial expressions.
In a viral video, a man in a laughing plaid shirt is seen, throwing puzzled looks at the camera and making disagreements during Trump's speech. At one point in the video, a member of the Trump rally team approaches the man and makes him leave.
Shortly after, another member of the Trump rally team appears in the camera and causes two other guests to leave.
High school student Tyler Linfesty came forward as the kind of plaid shirt that told KTVQ that his facial expressions were natural reactions to what Trump was saying.
High school student Tyler Linfesty, wearing a plaid shirt, said he was not trying to make fun of the president with his facial expressions and reactions.
He said that his facial expressions were a natural reaction to what Trump was saying
"When I heard the policies, I did not agree with most of them," Linfesty said. "I knew what faces I was making, but those faces were completely genuine, I was not trying to make those faces, those were just faces that came out when I heard what I was saying, some things that I agree with, some of which I'm not Okay, when I did not agree, it was pretty obvious. "
The 17-year-old student said he and two of his friends were chosen at random to back Trump during the rally. He told The Daily Beast that he had won VIP tickets and met with Trump before the rally began for a photo shoot.
"When people signed up to go to the rally, their names were placed in a raffle and I was chosen, and as I won, I had the opportunity to meet the president," he said.
At one point during the rally, Linfesty says: "What happens when Trump discussed the defeat of Hillary Clinton in 2016. The teenager also chuckled when the president boasted of 'hitting the terrorists'.
Linfesty looked puzzled when Trump made the claim that the country was thriving. The teenager was also seen saying "for the rich" when Trump talked about his tax bill.
"When he said something crazy, I thought," Wow, that's crazy, "and when he said something that I thought was reasonable, I thought," Well, that's reasonable, "the teenager said, insisting he was not looking for attention with his dramatic reactions.
"I took each item individually," he told the store.
Linfesty, who is part of the United States Social Democratic Party, said he saw the Trump rally member approaching and about to be expelled. He told the Daily Beast that the woman told him: & # 39; I'll take your place now & # 39; before making him leave.
MAGA: The guests at the camera at President Trump's demonstration in Billings, Montana, proved to be a distraction for many who were captivated by their behavior (the guests on camera up on Thursday, including a girl wiping her nose with a flag American)
Exit: A man made exaggeratedly animated facial expressions, and then responded to Trump by praising the benefits of his tax cuts, pronouncing "for the rich". (to the left before being eliminated and to the right you are asked to leave)
Blonde ambition: moments later, a moody couple who seemed bored and disinterested throughout the speech were also asked to leave (right)
"I knew they were throwing me for not applauding, so I did not fight." After about 10 minutes they told me to leave and not come back, and that was it, "he said.
Linfesty said that the other two people who expelled him were his friends.
Trump seemed completely unaware that his guests were eclipsing him.
However, his staff was not in the dark and made the quick decision to expel the three guests from the stage and block a quarter of the cameras in the midst of President Trump's comments.
The young woman who was blocked by the employee had been everywhere on Thursday.
Sometimes, that young lady was happy and shouted at others, and in a moment she was seen wiping her nose with the American flag.
That move prompted a Twitter user to write: "If not #TakeAKnee … then your nose should … #Sniffle Protest. & # 39;