Neil Munro, Daily Caller reporter, interrupts President Obama speech about immigration (Video)By Angel Cuala on Jun 16, 2012 in International, Politics, United States •
Neil Munro, a Daily Caller reporter and a White House correspondent, was seen interrupting US President Barack Obama during his speech about a new immigration policy on Friday, June 15, 2012, as shown in the video below.
Neil Munro of Daily Caller, while interrupting
President Obama during his speech
Image Credit: TPM video
As noted at US news sites that day, President Obama, who is running for reelection this November, was speaking at the White House Rose Garden in front of reporters including Daily Caller’s Neil Munro, who asked a question in the middle of the speech, with the president getting back to him.
“Why do you favor foreigners over Americans?” Neil Munro suddenly asked President Obama, who was that time announcing that the Department of Homeland Security will stop deportations and grant work permits for students who meet certain requirements.
“Excuse me, sir, but it’s not time for questions,” Mr. Obama replied, but Munro asked another question, “Are you going to take questions?” The President, who emphasized that the policy is not amnesty, nor a path to citizenship, responded immediately, “Not while I’m speaking,” and continued his speech.
“In answer to your question, sir – and the next time I’d prefer you’d let me finish my statement before you ask that question – this is the right thing to do for the American people,” President Obama said directly to Munro, and later left the podium after his speech and did not take questions from any reporter in front of him.
Apparently, the incident earned mixed reactions from observers with most of them voicing out their concerns via Twitter, including Former George W. Bush‘ spokesman Tony Fratto, who tweeted that “Reporters don’t interrupt presidential statements, and that Munro should be banned from the White House.”
Later, Daily Caller co-founder and editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson defended Munro, noting that reporters were there to ask questions and have them answered. Neil Munro also released a statement via DailyCaller.com and explained his side.
US President Barack Obama speaking, showing Daily Caller’s Neil Munro interrupting
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