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WATCH: Obama tells trans heckler "You're in my house"

The heckler was a transgender, undocumented immigrant activist protesting against the abuse of transgender immigrants.

US PRESIDENT BARACK Obama lost his cool last night at an event celebrating LGBT Pride Month, telling a heckler “Shame on you”, before having her ejected.

He told the heckler she should not be interrupting, saying: “You’re in my house.”

Source: euronews (in English)/YouTube

It later emerged that the heckler was a transgender, undocumented immigrant activist protesting against the abuse of transgender immigrants in the custody of US immigration authorities.

Jennicet Gutierrez, a Latina began shouting from the audience because she said “we need to be heard.

Writing in the Washington Blade, she said the struggles “can no longer be ignored”.

The president responded to the interruption, saying: “Hold on a second.”

When the heckler persisted, Obama, flashing an exasperated look, countered, “OK, you know what?” Wagging his finger and shaking his head, Obama said, “No, no, no, no, no,” repeating the word more than a dozen times.

In his remarks at the event, Obama said that regardless of how the Supreme Court rules in an upcoming decision on gay marriage, there has been an undeniable shift in attitudes across the country.

He said he’s closely watching the decisions the high court will announce in the coming days, which include a case that could affirm the right of gay couples nationwide to marry.

Additional reporting by Associated Press 

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