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Obama shuts down White House heckler: "You're in my house"

A protester hoped to use access to a White House event celebrating LGBTQ pride month as an opportunity to make an off-script political statement. But President Barack Obama refused to cooperate.

"No, no, no, no, no. Hey, listen, you’re in my house," Obama told the protester. "Shame on you." After the individual refused to be quiet, the president had the person escorted out of the room.

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