President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s motorcade was greeted Saturday by protesters waving signs reading “Kenyan Go Home” and “Impeach Obama” outside a Hilton hotel in Orlando, Fla., where he was addressing the Disabled American Veterans National Convention before going on vacation.
About 50 protesters stood on either side of the road outside the hotel, “many of them older and most of them white,” according to a White House pool report. The protesters hoisted signs reading “Kenyan Go Home, “Impeach Obama” and “Obama Lies.”
Obama’s speech on the economy in Phoenix, Ariz. last week drew a crowd of protesters who shouted racially charged insults, including calling the president “47 percent negro.”
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