His facial expressions and reactions to the president's speech are going viral and even celebrities tweeted about him using the #PlaidShirtGuy hashtag on social media. However, the high school student told KTVQ that his facial expressions were in response to what Trump was saying and were completely natural. At one point, Linfesty was caught mouthing "what?" when Mr. Trump is speaking.
Clips of the rally flooded the internet, with thousands of people hailing Plaid Shirt Guy as the face of all Trump critics on account of how utterly baffled he seemed to be at nearly everything that came out of the president's mouth.
He was eventually asked to leave the rally and replaced with a woman who appeared to be with the Trump campaign to stand in his place.
"The woman, she came in and she just said, 'I'm going to replace you.' I just walked off, I knew I was getting out for not being enthusiastic enough, but I decided not to fight it", he added. "And when he said something I thought was good or I agreed with, I applauded".
"When I heard the policies, I disagreed with a lot of them", the student explained. "So when I got back there I knew I was going to be really genuine and give my actual reaction to the things he said so when I disagreed with him, you could tell I disagreed but when I did agree with him I clapped as well".More news: Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open
"Each time I see one of these rallies, I see people behind Donald Trump clapping and cheering and being super enthusiastic", Linfesty said. So whenever I disagree with him, you could tell that I disagreed.
He's a high schooler named Tyler Linfesty, who said he didn't want to fake being enthusiastic for the president.
Linfesty told CNN's Lemon that all his facial expressions were honest.
Within minutes, another attractive young supporter joined her and asked both of Linfesty's friends to move, even though they hadn't made any faces. "I won. I was randomly chosen so when I got there, I shook his hand, got a picture with him and then they took me and two of my friends to the back stage right behind the podium". Some stuff I agreed with, some stuff I disagreed with. He said Secret Service and police treated him respectfully. Some Secret Service guys took me backstage and told me to wait.
Later during the rally, Linfesty adorned a rose pin representing the Democratic Socialists of America.