Trump Bashes Obama for 'Screaming' at Protester (He Wasn't)

President Obama turned the tables on the crowd at a Hillary Clinton rally -- sticking up for the free speech rights of a Donald Trump supporter who interrupted him today in Fayetteville, NC.PlayABCNews.com
WATCH President Obama Defends Trump Protester at Clinton Rally

Donald Trump tore into President Obama for yelling at a protester during a rally in support of Hillary Clinton's candidacy.

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Only problem...Obama was defending the protester's right to speak out.

"He was talking to the protester screaming at him," Trump said. "If I spoke the way Obama spoke to that protester, they would say "he became unhinged.'"

During the event in Fayetteville, NC, Obama was confronted by a protester carrying a Trump placard, sparking an uproar from the crowd.

But Obama chastised the crowd, telling them to "sit down and be quiet for a second." The exchange with the crowd went on for several minutes.

“You’ve got an older gentleman who is supporting his candidate. He’s not doing nothing. You don’t have to worry about him. This is what I mean about folks not being focused,” Obama said.

“First of all, we live in a country that respects free speech,” Obama said. “Second of all, it looks like maybe he might have served in our military and we ought to respect that. Third of all, he was elderly and we got to respect our elders. And fourth of all, don't boo. Vote!”

Trump bashed Obama during his event in Hershey, Pa.

"And see what happened they never moved the camera and he spent so much time screaming at this protester," Trump told his crowd. "And frankly it was a disgrace and he shouldn’t be there to start off."

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