Anti-Trump protesters sing national anthem outside rally

Anti-Trump protesters sang the national anthem and chanted "No hate in our state" outside of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated MORE's rally in Montana on Thursday.

A local NBC affiliate reports that about 200 people gathered outside the rally in Great Falls. Video posted online shows the protestors singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" as people walking to the rally walk by.


The protests occurred as Trump visited Montana to take part in a campaign-style rally where he took aim at Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterSanders, Ocasio-Cortez back 'end the forever war' pledge Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ White House pleads with Senate GOP on emergency declaration MORE (D-Mont.) and accused him of failing to live up to his promises in Washington. 

Trump also voiced his support for State Auditor Matt Rosendale, who is challenging Tester in November.

"A vote for Jon Tester is a vote for [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer [D-N.Y.], [House Minority Leader] Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game Dem divisions deepen over approach to climate change 2020 Dems avoid this year's AIPAC conference MORE [D-Calif.] and the new leader of the Democrat Party, Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersMan who threatened to kill Obama, Maxine Waters faces up to 20 years in prison Dems concerned impeachment will make Trump 'appear like a victim,' says pollster Trump calls Biden 'low I.Q. individual' after verbal slip MORE [D-Calif.]," Trump said, repeating his claim that Waters, an outspoken Trump critic who has called for his impeachment, has surfaced as the Democrats's most prominent member. "Where have they gone?" 

The NBC affiliate noted that many of the protesters were supporters of Tester, who is expected to face a competitive battle while trying to retain his seat. He's considered a prime target for Republicans trying to expand their slim majority in the upper chamber. 

A poll in mid-June found that Tester was leading Rosendale, 51 percent to 44 percent.