Amazing how often his speeches are interrupted by hecklers, isn’t it? It’s almost as if these are scripted moments designed to make him look tough.
President Obama was heckled on Thursday during a fund-raising speech in San Jose, California as he spoke to supporters about the need to cast their vote to ensure the Senate remains in Democratic control.
Reaching the end of his address to tech leaders, Obama was interrupted by a man in the crowd and without missing a step, told him that he should speak to him later because he was ‘screwing up the end of my speech.’
The heckler was excitedly shouting about his freedoms as a voter, to which the president replied he completely agreed, ‘although, why don’t we talk about it later because I am just about to finish, you and me, we’ll talk about it.’
Undeterred and seemingly uninterested in the president’s offer, the heckler continued to throw the president off, who shot back about how much he ‘wanted to hear’ from him.
In one amusing aside, the president, keen to complete his final message, told the man that despite his rude interruption, ‘I love you back.’
Sure he loves him. Amazing how every time he’s heckled the heckler manages to stay in the room unencumbered by Secret Service. If we didn’t know better we’d think he’s a plant.