VIDEO: Obama Heckled By Daily Caller Reporter During Immigration Speech In Rose Garden

Obama was heckled by a supposed Daily Caller reporter Friday.

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President Barack Obama announces that his administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives, during a statement at the White House on June 15, 2012.

In what may be a first for the White House Rose Garden, President Obama was heckled by a reporter during his speech on immigration Friday.

Obama made the speech hours after his administration announced that the U.S. would stop deporting some young illegal immigrants.

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The heckler, who challenged the president about how unemployed Americans could be affected, visibly upset the president, who said: "This is the right thing to do for the American people."

When interrupted by the heckler again, Obama got heated, saying: "It's not time for questions, not while I'm speaking," and "I didn't ask for an argument."

Before walking out of the Rose Garden, the heckler yelled out that he was an immigrant himself.

According to Talking Points Memo's Brian Beutler, the heckler has identified himself as Neil Munro, a White House reporter at the conservative news site the Daily Caller.

Munro's Twitter bio reads, in part: "Born Irish, then became a Cold War bridegroom."

Update, 2:59 p.m.:

Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson says White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has emailed him asking to talk, the Washington Post's David Nakamura reports.

Update, 3:12 p.m.:

The Daily Caller tweets: 

We are very proud of, @NeilMunroDC for doing his job

— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 15, 2012

Update, 3:45 p.m.: 

The Daily Caller has several statements up on its site on "the exchange" in the Rose Garden.

Neil Munro said he went to the White House with questions and had "no intention of interrupting the president." Munro says Obama "turned his back" on reporters after finishing the speech.

Tucker Carlson said "a reporter's job is to ask questions and get answers."

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Elizabeth Flock is a staff writer for U.S. News & World Report. You can contact her at or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.