President Barack Obama’s angry response to a reporter who interrupted his Rose Garden remarks Friday was the latest salvo in what some political experts see as an era of incivility.
Neil Munro, a White House correspondent for the Washington-based website The Daily Caller, asked the president about his administration’s dramatic policy shift on immigration while the president was in the middle of delivering prepared remarks.
“Excuse me, sir. It’s not time for questions, sir,” Obama fired back. “Not while I’m speaking.”
Munro later told CNN’s Brianna Keilar, “I have to ask the questions you all won’t ask,” referring to the reporters gathered who regularly cover the White House.
“I always go to the White House prepared with questions for our president. I timed the question believing the president was closing his remarks, because naturally I have no intention of interrupting the president of the United States,” Munro said in a statement on the Caller’s website. “I know he rarely takes questions before walking away from the podium. When I asked the question as he finished his speech, he turned his back on the many reporters and walked away while I and at least one other reporter asked questions.”
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