He handled it well. You would think they screen these troublemakers before letting them in. I don't think any President has ever been heckled giving a speech inside the White House. President Obama shut down a heckler who tried to interrupt him during a speech at the White House Wednesday evening, then had her removed from the room. Obama was half-way through delivering an address about civil rights for lesbian, gay and transsexual Americans at a reception in the presidential mansion Wednesday night when he was interrupted by one of his guests. Jennicet Gutiérrez, a transsexual Mexican woman and campaigner, started yelling at him to close deportation centers until she was escorted out by security. According to the woman who invited Gutiérrez as her plus-one, the heckle was pre-planned to raise awareness.