‘Can Somebody Help Out Please?’ Obama Pauses News Conference Over Reporter’s Illness
During President Barack Obama’s last news conference of the year, POTUS stopped taking questions briefly when one of the gathered reporters fell ill and needed medical assistance.
While answering a question on whether or not he felt any moral responsibility on the situation in Aleppo and Syria, one reporter fainted and Obama addressed the situation from the podium.
— Mark Meredith (@markpmeredith) December 16, 2016
“I’m sorry. What’s going on? Somebody’s not feeling good?” Obama asked.
He also pressed someone to get a doctor back there, “Can somebody help out please, and get Dr. Jackson in here?”
Watch the video above, via CNN.
UPDATE 4:40 PM ET: the reporter who fainted is apparently OK now.
Also a brief footnote, I'm told the reporter who fainted or got lightheaded during the #POTUSPresser is ok. 🙏
— Nikole Killion (@NikolenDC) December 16, 2016
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