07/31/2014 05:17 pm ET Updated Jul 31, 2014

President Obama Smacks Down Jesus Heckler By Saying 'I Believe In God'

A female heckler interrupted President Barack Obama's speech about the economy in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday by
yelling, "Jesus is the lord of Israel!"

Unfazed, Obama inquired, "I'm sorry, what are you hollering about?" as the woman repeated her cry. "OK," he said.

As she continued shouting, Obama retorted, "I believe in God, thanks for the prayer. Amen! Thank you."

Before he could go on with his speech, he was interrupted again, this time by the Missouri audience cheering and chanting, "We love you! We love you!"

Associated Press reporter Nedra Pickler later tweeted that the heckler had been escorted out of the building.

As the President arrived at Kansas City's Uptown Theater to deliver his remarks, demonstrators stood outside in protest. Vicki Sciolaro of Leawood came with her family to urge Obama to "do more to protect Israel," according to The Kansas City Star. "It's Biblical," she said. "As Christians, we want to stand with Israel. We’ll stay here ’til we fall over or someone tells us to go home.”

During his speech, Obama also mentioned the proposed suit against him by GOP leaders, which he said was a burden on the taxpayer. “You [know] who’s paying for this suit they’re going to file? You,” he said, reported the Kansas City Star. “It’s not a productive thing to do.”

h/t The Obama Diary and Mediaite



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