A man was removed from a Donald Trump rally because he was pulling faces behind the President.
The bizarre incident happened as the US president addressed a campaign rally crowd in Montana.
The unidentified man, sporting a beard and dressed in a check shirt, stood directly behind the president and pulled several disbelieving facial expressions as Trump went on the attack against his political opponents.
The man raised his eyebrows and looked disbelieving as Mr Trump criticised the Democrats, saying the party was ‘held hostage by haters’.
One of the audience members reacts to Trump's speech in Montana: "Today's Democrat Party is held hostage by haters, absolute haters, left-wing haters." pic.twitter.com/wHj8ZWHvHG
— David Choi (@choibboy) September 7, 2018
A woman standing next to the man and wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap was also caught giving the president quizzical looks and was later removed.
After several minutes, the pair were replaced by other audience members who seemed more appreciative of the president.
A woman, assumed to be one of the rally’s volunteers, approached the man and he was led away.
This guy rules pic.twitter.com/TgP1sHycVC
— Inter Miami Fan Acct (@Squanch_Me) September 7, 2018
The incident was caught on TV and widely circulated on social media, where the man was heavily praised by many.
It is not the first example of crowd organisers stamping down on any apparent protest, no matter how small.
During a rally in Evansville, Indiana, last week, one of Trump’s volunteer staffers blocked a news photographer’s camera lens as he tried to take a photo of a protester.
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The under-siege president, who is battling his lowest approval ratings, sex allegations from a porn star, and the ongoing Mueller investigation, seemed unaware of the incident.
After the rally, he tweeted: ‘Thank you Montana, I love you!’.
The rally was the latest held by the president as he tries to encourage Republicans to vote in the forthcoming Congressional elections in November.
All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 Senate seats will be contested.
Whichever party gets to control Congress after the elections, could prove a decisive moment for the Trump presidency as he faces calls for impeachment among many critics.
Trump also raised his potential impeachment at the rally – where he said: ‘How do you impeach somebody that’s doing a great job?’