If you have been paying attention to the latest developments in the 2016 election, you are probably aware of the recent tendency, with increasing frequency, of campaign events for Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to be disrupted by protesters drawing attention to the allegations of sexual assault by former President Bill Clinton.
These protesters generally shout “Bill Clinton is a rapist!” while wearing shirts or holding signs bearing the same message. As could be expected, they are quickly shouted down by Clinton supporters and escorted out of the event by security.
One such protest happened Tuesday when President Barack Obama was speaking on behalf of the nominee in Greensboro, North Carolina, to a crowd of Clinton supporters.
According to Breitbart, Obama was repeatedly interrupted by a man and woman shouting the accusation and wearing hand-made shirts bearing the same, prompting the president to crack jokes at their expense and even take a veiled shot at Republican nominee Donald Trump.
“Oh no!” Obama exclaimed mockingly upon first being interrupted by the duo, waiting nearly a minute for the crowd to stop booing at the protesters before continuing.
“You know, this is the great thing about politics in America,” Obama stated with a grin. “It takes all kinds. Folks will just do all kinds of stuff.”
“Ya know, those folks there were auditioning for a reality show,” he continued, no doubt referencing the billionaire businessman and celebrity Trump, whom he has frequently denigrated as a “reality TV star” unworthy of the office of the presidency.
Obama was interrupted again later in the event, prompting him to ask, “Is somebody hollering again?”
“You know what, here’s the deal, try to get your own rally,” he said. “You gotta get your own rally. If you can’t get your own rally, don’t come mess up somebody else’s rally. We’ve got work to do here.”
Funny, we have no recollection of him saying anything along those lines when Trump’s rallies were frequently being disrupted by protesters and rioters earlier in the election cycle.
Though Obama largely kept a smile on his face as he dealt with the protesters, it was a tight and forced one, with his glowering eyes giving away his anger at being disrupted and forced off message.