Said Obama to the persistent fly: “Get out of here.”
But it didn’t.
So Obama waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked the fly dead in one try.
Without missing a beat, the president said to CNBC correspondent John Harwood:
“Now, where were we.”
Well, maybe one more second to gloat.
Said Obama: “That was pretty impressive, wasn’t it? I got the sucker.”
The camera crew was still rolling in the East Room. Obama didn’t mind. He pointed to the vanquished insect on the ground and said, “You want to film that…”
Let North Korea, Rush Limbaugh and any other pesky annoyances be warned! Video:
“An invading fly that assaulted US President Barak Obama during a White House interview yesterday with CNBC’s John Harwood met its end as Obama proved his hand eye coordination to the world. Following a series of warnings for the fly to leave and to let him discuss financial regulations, Obama struck the fly in midair, returning to his interview.”
Bonus (the below itself is a tribute to famous scene of Toshiro Mifune doing same):
Bonus: in the Obama is a Superhero vein, this video from JibJab (with thanks to @micah for the tip):