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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