O-boooo-ma? Some dispute claim Obama was booed in Boston

At a fundraiser last night, funnyman President Obama thanked the Boston crowd for Kevin Youkilis, the infielder who the Boston Red Sox traded to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. He was reportedly met with a chorus of boos, and the video appears to back that up.

The president certainly seemed to think he was being booed for tweaking Red Sox fans about the trade a little too soon.

@barackobama booed by Boston donors when invokes Kevin #Youkilis' switch. "My mistake!" #Obama laughs. "You've got to know ur crowd!"

— Margaret Talev (@margarettalev) June 25, 2012

But not everyone agrees that the Obama-friendly crowd was booing the president.

We weren’t booing. We were shouting “Youk!” “@WCVB: Obama talks baseball, politics in Boston http://t.co/zPC2uJbn

— donfrederico (@donfrederico) June 26, 2012

No. We yelled “Youk!” “@cbsboston: President Obama booed after thanking Boston for Kevin Youkilis http://t.co/dPy1v2d0

— donfrederico (@donfrederico) June 26, 2012

No it was Youk not Boo chant MT @whpresscorps: RT @mediaite: Pres. Obama Booed Thanking Boston 4 Kevin Youkilis Trade 2 White Sox (VIDEO)

— Mary Anne Marsh (@maryannemarsh) June 26, 2012

Obama thanks Boston for sending Kevin Youkilis to Chicago, gets booed-Pretty sure they were yelling "Yooouk" http://t.co/TH4lWZ8e

— Lois Dolley (@5soxfnz) June 26, 2012

I thought they were saying "YOUK" the second time. RT @ZekeJMiller: ICYMI: Obama Booed In Boston For Youkilis Joke http://t.co/ZhYoUGyK

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) June 26, 2012

They were just yelling, "YOOOUUUK!" RT @985TheSportsHub: President Obama booed after thanking Boston for Kevin Youkilis http://t.co/HNhuo0wP

— Peter Paul Payack (@PPPayack) June 26, 2012

The real news, of course, is that “White Sox fan” Obama finally learned the name of a team member.

What do you think? “Boooo” or “Yoooouk”?


White House press secretary Jay Carney is all about boo-gate today.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/26/o-boooo-ma-some-dispute-claim-that-obama-was-booed-in-boston-for-kevin-youkilis-trade-joke/

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