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Obama Awkwardly Deals with Heckler During Fundraising Speech

As President Obama was winding up his speech on Thursday at a California DNC fundraiser, he was interrupted by a heckler and attempted to dissipate the situation before jokingly complaining about the heckler screwing up his big finish. The president was speaking about cynicism and seizing the future when someone in the crowd started loudly yelling.

According to USA Today, the man was shouting, “Freedom for Ethiopia!” In a letter he passed around, the man described himself as “an exiled journalist and freedom activist” trying to raise awareness about the plight of Ethiopians.

Obama tried to calm him down, saying, “I agree with you, although why don’t I talk about it later, ’cause I’m just about to finish.” When the shouting continued, the president lightly complained, “You kind of screwed up my ending, but that’s okay.”

Watch the video below, via Pool report:

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