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A Trump supporter is removed as President Barack Obama speaks while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

A Trump supporter interrupted Obama's speech. And the president defended him.


President Obama made jaws drop at a Hillary Clinton rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Friday.

Obama defended a Donald Trump supporter who interrupted him about 10 minutes into delivering his remarks.

Obama was speaking about the GOP nominee's character when a protestor holding a Trump sign interrupted.

The protestor's unwelcome interjection was met by a mix of boos and chants of "Hillary."

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WATCH | Here's the moment when the Trump supporter interrupted 

“Hey hey. Listen up. Hey everybody. Everybody hey. Hey. I told you to be focused and you’re not focused right now. Listen to what I’m saying," Obama said, trying to draw attention away from the Trump supporter.

Then, Obama surprised everyone and defended the Trump supporter's constitutional right to free speech as he was being escorted out.

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“First of all, we live in a country that respects free speech,” Obama said. “Second of all, it looks like maybe he might have served in our military and we ought to respect that. Third of all, he was elderly and we got to respect our elders. And fourth of all, don't boo. Vote!”

From there, Obama encouraged everyone to turn their frustration with Trump into action at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

He added that Clinton supporters should not lose focus.

“Now, I want you to pay attention, because if we don’t, if we lose focus, we could have problems. This is part of what's happened here during this election season. We just get stirred up for all kinds of reasons that are unnecessary," he continued.

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