A Brief History Of Presidential Heckling (VIDEO)

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President Obama had to compete with shouts from a member of the crowd during his speech Thursday on counterterrorism. It definitely wasn’t the first time he had.

Over the years, presidential heckling has made for some pretty memorable moments captured on video. Richard Nixon dealt with it. Ronald Reagan did, too. Bill Clinton shut down his detractors by calling them “paranoid.” George W. Bush had to dodge a thrown pair of shoes.

TPM rounded up some of the best clips that prove, even when you take center stage, it’s not easy being commander in chief.Watch:

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Originally from Scotland, Michael was a freelance video editor before joining TPM in the summer of 2011. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats and is a lifelong fan of The World Famous Dundee United.

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