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From: "Gillman, Todd" >
Date: October 14, 2016 at 11:54:43 AM EDT
To: Brian Gabriel >
Subject: travel pool #2/Obama remarks in Cleveland
Open press remarks at Burke Lakeside Airport in Cleveland.
The president spoke just under 40 minutes, ending about 11:50am.
Some stuff you may not have heard:
Early in the speech as Obama noted that he'd promised to work as hard as he could, a man in the back started heckling. "While you're not golfing!"
A moment later, the same man began shouting "Bill Clinton's a rapist! Bill Clinton's a rapist!" And he opened his jacket to reveal and T-shirt with Bill Clinton's image and the word "RAPE." There were other hecklers elsewhere in the crowd. Couldn't tell what they were saying. People chanted "Hill-a-ree Hill-a-ree" to drown him out. He stopped heckling and stayed another five minutes or so. Obama urged the hecklers to go to Trump's rallies if they like him so much. "That's a better way to spend your time, unless you're just being paid to be here in which case, hey, everybody gotta make a living." A few minutes later as Obama questioned Trump's honesty the same heckler began shouting again about Bill Clinton being a rapist. This time he was escorted out peacefully.
Springsteen "This Train" blaring as Obama works the crowd.
Todd J. Gillman
Washington Bureau Chief
The Dallas Morning News
529 14th Street NW, suite 930
Washington, DC 20045