Politics

Obama Goes Off Script, Silences Hecklers

CREDIT: (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

In an unscripted moment, President Barack Obama silenced hecklers who cheered when he said “I have no more campaigns to run” during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

“I know because I won both of them,” he said, which was not in his prepared remarks. The comment earned a standing ovation from some members of Congress.

He then returned to his prepared remarks, “My only agenda for the next two years is the same as the one I’ve had since the day I swore an oath on the steps of this Capitol — to do what I believe is best for America.”

Watch the exchange below: