Obama Smacks Down Pesky Fly

The president proved yesterday he will not tolerate distractions from his hefty political agenda -- at least not those coming from pesky insects.

President Obama addressed issues ranging from health care to financial industry reform in a lengthy interview on CNBC on Tuesday, but he was interrupted by a fly persistently buzzing around his head.

"Hey! Get out of here," Mr. Obama said.

After a few irritated swats, the president zeroed in on the pest and patiently waited for it to land on his hand. He gave it a quick smack and watched it fall to the floor.

"That was pretty impressive, wasn't it?" Mr. Obama said. "I got the sucker."

Watch the moment below.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now