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Sunday 4 December 2016

'You're in my house' Obama tells heckler

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US President Barack Obama does not appreciate being interrupted in his own house - especially by guests eating his food and drinking his booze.

That was what one audience member discovered after they were publicly shamed by the president for heckling him as he spoke at a White House event marking LGBT Pride Month.

Obama was speaking when someone shouted "President Obama!"

Obama patiently replied: "Hold on, I was speaking."

Undeterred, the heckler continued to interrupt, forcing Obama to take a tougher approach. "Ok, you know what? No, no no, no, no, no. Listen you're in my house ... it's not respectful."

The heckler, who was protesting against US policies on immigration, was removed from the room.

"As a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers," he said after. "But not when I'm up in the house."

Obama added that any guests who come into his home "eating the hors d'oeuvres and drinking the booze" will always be expected to behave respectfully.

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