"It's like suddenly, reality TV has entered into the race for the presidency. It's not even Survivor, or the Bachelorette. I mean, it's like......some Love and Hip Hop stuff." -President Obama at a presidential campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina
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"We live in a country that respects free speech," he told the crowd

Paula Rogo
Nov, 05, 2016

President Obama is a class act.

When he took the stage in North Carolina Friday to stump for Hillary Clinton, he was interrupted by an older white man, waving a Trump campaign sign.

The crowd was having none of it and started screaming and booing at the man as he was led out. But Obama was having none of it, either.

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"Everybody sit down and be quiet for a second!" Obama said. "You've got an older gentleman who is supporting his candidate," he said as the protester was led away.

"We live in a country that respects free speech," he said. "It looks like he might have served in our military – we’ve got to respect that."

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Interestingly enough, Trump was holding his own rally miles away and gave a completely different version of events: that Obama scolded the demonstrator.  He says this despite the fact that it was caught clearly on video, and happened right in front of reporters covering the event.

"He was talking to the protester, screaming at him, really screaming at him," Trump said.

"By the way, if I spoke the way Obama spoke to that protester they would say, ‘He became unhinged,’” Trump said.