An Irish born reporter interrupted US President Barack Obama as he gave a speech on his administration’s changes to immigration policy at the White House today.
Neil Munro from the Daily Caller, a former UCD student, interrupted Obama during a speech in which he outlined his administration’s change of policy which would allow children of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation.
According to Politico, Munro shouted at Obama during his speech in the White House Rose Garden: ”Why’d you favor foreigners over Americans?”
Obama looking befuddled responded that it was “not time for questions” before Munro asked: “Are you going to take questions?”
“Not while I’m speaking.” Obama responded before later addressing Munro’s earlier question when he had finished his prepared remarks:
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 — is this is the right thing to do for the American people.
After he walked away from the podium, according to NPR, Munro, with a distinct Irish accent, can be heard shouting: “What about American workers who are unemployed, while you employ foreigners?