"Those folks are auditioning for a reality show," Obama quipped from the stage.
President Obama didn’t let a group of disruptive anti-Hillary Clinton protesters get to him while stumping for the Democratic nominee in North Carolina Tuesday.
"Those folks are auditioning for a reality show," Obama laughed after two protesters wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Bill Clinton Rapist" had interrupted his speech.
The outdoor Greensboro rally crowd erupted in "Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!" chants as the protesters shouted something inaudible while being escorted out by secret service agents.
Obama attempted to get back to his speech, but was interrupted again a few minutes later when a third protester rushed toward the stage while shouting "Bill Clinton is a rapist." Also that protester was quickly taken away by security.
"You know what, here’s the deal — try to get your own rally!" Obama quipped to deafening cheers and applause. "See, if you can’t get your own rally, don’t come mess up somebody else’s, right? We got work to do here."
The protesters are most likely inspired by a contest recently launched by right-wing media pundit Alex Jones.
Similar protests have broken out at Clinton rallies across the country in recent weeks, presumably due to a contest launched by right-wing media pundit Alex Jones.
Jones pledged in an Oct. 6 video to award $1,000 to anyone who rushes toward the stage and flashes a T-shirt with the words "Bill Clinton Rape" for at least five seconds during a nationally televised Clinton campaign rally. Jones pledged to award $5,000 to anyone who shouts "Bill Clinton is a rapist" while flashing the shirt.
"Wear it, get aggressive," Jones says in the video. "My budget is $100,000…Bill Clinton is a rapist, not a philander. Hillary covers up the rape."
Ever since a hot mic recording recently revealed that Donald Trump in 2005 bragged about sexually assaulting women, the Republican nominee has tried to point fingers at Bill Clinton, whom he claims has "actually abused women."
The former president has never been charged with rape and there is no proof of Hillary Clinton ever covering up any sexual misdeeds, as Jones alleges.
Once the third and final protester had been escorted out from Tuesday’s Greensboro rally, Obama got back to blasting Republicans for sticking by Trump in light of the hot mic recording, in which he brags that "you can do anything" to women as long as "you’re a star" — even "grab them by the p—y."
"Now I hear then some people saying, ‘Well, I’m a Christian so I’m all about forgiveness because nobody’s perfect,’" Obama said. "Well, that is true. I am certainly not perfect…and I, too, believe in forgiveness and redemption, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to elect the person President."