By David Stewart, Boston.com Staff
A fly buzzing around Barack Obama met its end yesterday with one hard slap of the presidential hand.
During a White House television interview with CNBC's John Harwood, the president tried shooing the fly away, saying, "Hey! Get out of here."
Harwood offered, "That's the most persistent fly I've ever seen."
Obama paused for a moment, seeming to study the fly's flight path, and then he suddenly slapped his right hand down on his left. The fly had bugged its last commander in chief.
"Nice!" Harwood said to the sounds of a few claps in the background.
"Now, where were we?" Obama said with a touch of nonchalance.
"That was pretty impressive, wasn't it?" Obama added. "I got it. I got the sucker."
Obama appeared to kick the fly away and gestured to the camera to zoom down at the now still fly on the carpet. "You want to show that?" Obama said. "There it is."
Harwood talked about Obama's encounter with the fly in this interview.
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