Barack Obama lost control of a Hillary Clinton crowd in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Friday as it began to boo a protester.
The president was criticizing Donald Trump when the crowd turned against an “elderly” Trump supporter.
Obama repeatedly tried to get the focus off the protester and back on him, but failed.
“Hold up, hold up,” he said as the crowd booed.
Between smiles and stern looks, Obama finally snapped at his audience.
“Hey everybody, everybody, hey!” he yelled, growing increasingly impatient.
“Listen up! Hey! I told you to be focused and you’re not focused right now!” he shouted, pointing at the crowd.
“Listen to what I’m saying! Hold up!” he continued as the audience ignored him and continued chanting.
“Hold up!” he said several more times as the crowd continued to focus on the protester.
“Everybody sit down and be quiet. Everybody sit down and be quiet for a second. Now listen up! I’m serious, listen up!”
Obama went on to say the “older gentleman” was supporting his candidate and “he’s not doing nothing.”
But the crowd continued to boo and heckle the protester.
“This is what I mean about folks not being focused,” Obama said.
After telling the crowd to “not boo, vote,” the professor continued to lecture his audience. “Now, I want you to pay attention because if we lose focus, we could have problems.”