As Barack Obama comes to the end of his two-term presidency, he appears to be fine with letting protocol and the mask slip slightly – much to his supporters’ delight. 

Speaking at a rally for the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in Greensboro, North Carolina on Tuesday, Mr Obama was interrupted by a heckler.

Instead of just leaving security and the secret service to escort the hecklers off the premises, the outgoing president took matters into his own hands.

“Somebody hollering again?” he asked, turning to face them. “You know what? Here’s the deal, try to get your own rally, try to get your own rally. You gotta get your own rally!"

As the crowd whooped and cheered, he continued: “See! If you can’t get your own rally don’t come and mess up somebody else rally.”

Mr Obama is not the only person from his administration who recently called out a heckler. Last month, Vice President Joe Biden responded to an Iraq War protester who shouted: “My friend died, we fought for America”, while he was campaigning for Ms Clinton in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Yeah, so did my son,” a sombre-looking Mr Biden replied.

Beau Biden died from brain cancer in 2015, he was bronze star veteran who had served a long deployment in Iraq.