Watch Michelle Obama Leave the Stage Because of a Heckler (and Then Come Back)


Choppy cell-phone footage of Michelle Obama getting testy with an interrupting protester took almost a full day to surface like it’s still the early aughts or something, but CNN has it now, and the First Lady did indeed lose her patience for a moment. “Wait, wait, wait. One of the things I don’t do well is this,” said Michelle at a private fund-raiser before leaving the podium, approaching the protester, and threatening to leave. The look of genuine frustration on her face eventually turns to a smile, more in line with Barack’s heckler strategy than it initially seemed from written reports. With the crowd behind her (and the protester presumably booted), Michelle just got back to work.