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President Obama shuts down White House heckler: ‘You’re in my house’

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President Obama shuts down White House heckler: ‘You’re in my house’

You gon’ learn today.

Wednesday, a heckler attending a LGBT pride event at the White House got a lesson in manners from President Barack Obama: “Not in my house.”

The event, which honored LGBT Pride Month, was held in the East Room of the White House.

“Listen, you’re in my house,” the president said to immediate cheers from the event’s other attendees.

“It’s not respectful when you get invited to somebody,” the president continued before trailing off. “You’re not going to get a good response from me by interrupting me like this.”

Then the crowd began to boo the heckler, who did not adjust or stop talking.

“Shame on you, you shouldn’t be doing this,” the president said.

President Obama then asked for the heckler to be escorted out, which led to more cheers.

“As a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers,” the president said, prompting Vice President Joe Biden to laugh in agreement. “But not when I’m up in the house.”

The president wasn’t finished.

“My attitude is  if you’re eating the hors d’oeuvres…you know what I’m saying?  And drinking the booze […]”

He didn’t even have to finish his point, because the crowd knew exactly what he was talking about.

According to CNN’s Kevin Liptak, the heckler’s name is Jennicet Gutiérrez:

Shortly after the incident, an immigration group claimed the protestor was an undocumented immigrant named Jennicet Gutiérrez, who is transgender. According to a press release, Gutiérrez was a founding member of FAMILIA TQLM, established to advocate for LGBTQ immigrants who the group says are often excluded in the immigration debate.

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