Immigration

Hecklers to Obama: Thanks But No Thanks

From the famous “You lie!” to frequent boos over immigration, Obama has faced a lot of hecklers in the six years of his presidency.

Even during Thanksgiving week, President Barack Obama can't escape his critics. 

  1. Chicago, 2014
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    Chicago, 2014

    Obama reacts to a protester as he speaks on immigration on Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago.
  2. Las Vegas, 2014
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    Las Vegas, 2014

    Jose Patino cries in the audience after he interrupted Obama as he spoke about his executive action on U.S. immigration policy on Nov. 21, 2014, in Las Vegas.
  3. Maryland, 2014
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    Maryland, 2014

    Obama tries to stop people booing an immigration activist who interrupted him during a campaign event for gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown on Oct. 19, 2014, in Upper Marlboro, Md.
  4. Washington, 2014
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    Washington, 2014

    Blanca Hernandez is escorted out of the room as she heckles Obama over lack of executive action on deportation during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards Gala on Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington.
  5. San Francisco, 2013
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    San Francisco, 2013

    An attendee heckles Obama as he speaks on immigration in San Francisco on Nov. 25, 2013.
  6. The White House, 2012
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    The White House, 2012

    Neil Munro, center, a reporter from the Daily Caller, interrupts Obama during a Rose Garden press conference on immigration on June 15, 2012.
  7. West Hollywood, 2011
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    West Hollywood, 2011

    Obama reacts as he is heckled during a fundraiser speech at the House of Blues on Sept. 26, 2011, in West Hollywood, Calif.
  8. Boston, 2010
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    Boston, 2010

    A heckler disrupts Obama during his visit to Boston on Jan. 17, 2010, to support Senate candidate Martha Coakley.
  9. Congress, 2009
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    Congress, 2009

    Representative Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, center, listens during Obama's speech on health care to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 9, 2009, when Wilson famously shouted at the president: “You lie!”