WATCH IT: Obama Gets Heckled At Democratic Fundraiser
NEW YORK - President Obama got a bit of a hard time at a CNBC town hall Monday, but that was nothing compared to the heckling he got last night at a Democratic fundraiser in New York City.
"President Obama! President Obama!" a woman shouted shortly after the president began his remarks, while other protesters held up signs that said "broken promises" and "no retreat, fund AIDS."
The president tried to calm the crowd as supporters sought to drown out the hecklers with chants of "Obama, Obama." He defended his record on AIDS funding, and grew visibly annoyed as the protesters continued yelling at him.
"We listened to you, we heard your point,' Obama said. "And as I said before, we increased AIDS funding. Now if you want to have a conversation later about how we can increase it even more, it's a conversation I'm happy to have."
Another man yelled out "don't ask, don't tell," referring to the administration's refusal to lift the military's policy toward gays.
Obama said the gay rights protesters should consider the prospects of a Republican takeover of Congress:
This young lady here, she wants increases in AIDS funding. That's great. We increased AIDS funding. She'd like more. I'm sure we could do more -- if we're able to grow this economy again and if we continue on the policies that we're on.
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