(VIDEO) Reporter Interrupts President During Press Conference

[mpoverlay]In what may be a first for the White House Rose Garden, President Obama was heckled by a reporter during his speech on immigration Friday.

Obama made the speech hours after his administration announced that the U.S. would stop deporting some young illegal immigrants.

The heckler, who challenged the president about how unemployed Americans could be affected, visibly upset the president, who said: “This is the right thing to do for the American people.”

When interrupted by the heckler again, Obama got heated, saying: “It’s not time for questions, not while I’m speaking,” and “I didn’t ask for an argument.”

Before walking out of the Rose Garden, the heckler yelled out that he was an immigrant himself.

According to Talking Points Memo’s Brian Beutler, the heckler has identified himself as Neil Munro, a White House reporter at the conservative news site the Daily Caller.

Munro’s Twitter bio reads, in part: “Born Irish, then became a Cold War bridegroom.”

Update, 2:59 p.m.:

Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson says White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has emailed him asking to talk, the Washington Post’s David Nakamura reports.

 


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