Obama yells back at hecklers in Connecticut

October 31st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Connecticut (US), Oct. 31 (ANI): A famously cool President Barack Obama lost his temper in Connecticut Saturday after hecklers interrupted his speech at a rally.

According to the Daily Mail, astonished attendees saw a visibly angry and frustrated Obama jabbing his fingers at protesters at the Bridgeport rally.

“Let me just say this. You’ve been appearing at every rally we’ve been doing.We’re funding global Aids. And the other [Republican] side is not. So, I don’t know why you think this is a useful strategy to take,” he said while jabbing his finger angrily in the direction of the hecklers.

The crowds boos turned to cheers as Obama - who was in the state campaigning for Democrat Richard Blumenthal - spoke.

Hey! Listen up everybody. So, what we would suggest. I think it would make a lot more sense for you guys to go to the folks who aren’t interested in funding global Aids and shout at that rally. Because we’re trying to focus on figuring out how to finance the things that you want financed,” he said.

Fighting to regain the momentum of the rally, he held his hands up saying: ‘Everybody - we’re alright.Come on guys.’

He then fell silent again, watching with pursed lips as the crowd booed the hecklers once more.

The President waited nearly 20 seconds for the noise to stop, then attempted again to continue with his speech.

But he was forced to wait in silence for another 20 seconds before finally saying: ‘Hey! Listen up everybody!’

Obama finally regained control of the rally and continued with his speech. (ANI)

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