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Obama goes toe to toe with woman interrupting counter terrorism speech

Obama goes toe to toe with woman interrupting counter terrorism speech

President Obama was interrupted on multiple occasions by a female audience member during his afternoon counterrorism speech at the National Defense University.

“Why don’t you sit down and I’ll tell you exactly what I’m going to do?” a frustrated Obama said at one point as the woman continued to interrupt him throughout the latter part of his speech.

The woman screamed out on at least three separate occasions, angry over Obama’s use of drones and that the prison at Guantanamo Bay remained open . During the final outburst, Obama let her yell her points, standing silently and looking away.

“The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to. Obviously I do not agree with much of what she said. … But these are tough issues, and the suggestion that we can gloss over them is wrong.”

He then continued on with is prepared remarks.

The first two interruptions are below:

 

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