Obama Responds to Jesus Heckler: ‘I Believe in God’

During his speech in Kansas City, Missouri Wednesday, President Barack Obama was once again confronted by some good, old-fashioned heckling. In the video of the event that streamed on the White House website, it was a bit hard to hear what the woman was screaming, but it appeared to be something along the lines of “Jesus is the Lord of Israel.”

“I’m sorry, what are you hollering about?” the president said casually, letting the heckler repeat their message for the crowd. “I believe in God,” he said in response. “Thanks for the prayer. Amen. Thank you.”

The Washington Post’s David Nakamura was one of the first reporters to mention the incident on Twitter:

According to the AP’s Nedra Pickler, the woman was reportedly escorted out of the event from the balcony:

As Obama tried to continue his speech, the audience of (mostly) supporters broke out into a chant of “We love you! We love you!”

Watch video below, via The White House:

[h/t Obama Diary]
[Photo via screengrab]

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