Earlier today President Obama announced a new policy change that will give amnesty to over 800,000 children of illegal immigrants. While explaining the new policy in a prepared speech Obama was the victim of a stunning display of rudeness and unprofessionalism.
A reporter interrupted President Obama’s speech on a new immigration policy in the White House Rose Garden this afternoon.
Obama was visibly upset after the man, identified as Neil Munro of Daily Caller, shouted out a question in the middle of the president’s remarks: ”Why do you favor foreigners over American workers?”
“Not while I’m speaking,” Obama said in a sharp tone. “It’s not time for questions.”
Monro stopped talking and the president continued his speech, which was about his plan to stop deporting younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
Minutes later, Obama addressed the man during the speech again, saying the plan was the “right thing to do for the American people.” That’s when Munro tried to speak over the president again.
“I’m answering your question … I didn’t ask for an argument,” Obama said.
“The next time I’d prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask that question,” said Mr. Obama.
Critics of the new policy change criticized Mr. Obama for not passing a Dream Act for comprehensive immigration reform, and for enacting his new policy in light of illegal immigrants taking work away from U.S. citizens.
The reporter Neil Monroe, of the Daily Caller political website when asked by the media why he interrupted Mr. Obama’s speech twice, said:
“I had to ask the questions you [white house press corp] won’t.”