Critics of the White House united in song on Thursday as President Donald Trump traveled to Great Falls, Montana for a campaign rally.
The presidential visit was intended to boost the candidacy of Montana’s Republican state auditor, Matt Rosendale, who is challenging Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in the 2018 midterm election.
As President Trump addressed his base inside the Four Seasons Arena, outside critics assailed the administration.
The “leader of the free world” shocked those watching streaming video by defending Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, while outside, protesters united in song for a moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
Watch protesters sing the national anthem at Trump supporters in Montana:
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