February 9th, 2009
01:48 PM ET
11 years ago

President Obama bumps his head

CNN

The President bumped his head as he stepped into Marine One Monday morning at the White House.

WHITE HOUSE (CNN) - There was a minor bump on the road - actually a minor bump on the head - as President Barack Obama departed Monday for Elkhart, Indiana to sell his stimulus plan to Americans.

While boarding Marine One on Monday morning, the president turned to wave goodbye and ever so slightly bumped the left side of his head on the doorway to the helicopter. He seemed to recover quickly, then ducked before boarding the helicopter that would take him to Air Force One. Unfortunately for Obama, there were many cameras there to capture the accident.

This isn’t the first time a president’s head has collided with Marine One: President George W. Bush hit his head on the side of the helicopter while boarding shortly after taking office — also in full view of a row of cameras.

Luckily for both men, no visible signs of injury resulted from the minor mishap.


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  1. Mike

    It is unfortunate when anyone as a accident like that...but I have to wonder if all the commedians on late night will be making fun of it like they did every Bush stumble.

    February 9, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  2. Irene

    Maybe it will knock some sense into him.

    February 9, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. Carol Weyle in Lakewood Co

    Jack,
    they say laugher is therapuetical, considering the ills of today,
    just have a laugh folks, Obama is doing well!
    Colorado Mom

    February 9, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. Wes

    I think this is where i stop going to CNN.com for my news. This is not news, why do i care if he bumped his head? is CNN going to let me know every time he gets a hangnail or sneezes as well?

    February 9, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  5. Chris

    I thought he was perfect? I guess not! He walked into a window last week as well. When is he going to walk on water?

    February 9, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  6. Justified Cynic

    Symbolic of the way he has navigated his first three weeks as president.

    February 9, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  7. john

    CNN's love affair with Obama continues...what's next? Obama sneezed?

    February 9, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  8. gina

    Gerold Ford and Jimmy Carter duplicate!

    February 9, 2009 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  9. greg

    Where's Chevy Chase on this one?

    February 9, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  10. Highly Favored

    Come on now CNN . . . . is this really newsworthy! I realize the American people LOVE him and rightly so, however, I think this is a bit much.

    We love him, but we do not need this much FANFARE!

    February 9, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  11. Roberta

    What makes this drivle newsworthy?

    February 9, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  12. fed up

    Come on CNN don't you have other things to report other than a bump on the head!!!

    February 9, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  13. AJ

    Who cares???

    February 9, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  14. Jon

    Slow news day, CNN?

    February 9, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  15. Lady V

    As long as CNN doesn't report as Fox News does I can handle it. We all know the media is watching his every move they can capture. So far though CNN seems to be fair in their reportings on the Obamas. I do like that!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  16. Joy O

    Hope it knocked some sense into him! I'm sure a Republican will be scapegoated for this "incident."

    February 9, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  17. PATC

    WHO CARES!!!! I am way more concerned with how he is bumping money from my Grandchildren for something that is neither a stimulus or a plan.

    February 9, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  18. Catherine

    I agree - this isn't news. I guess the economy is hurting CNN, too, huh. Slow news day???

    February 9, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  19. Bill

    Gerald Obama.

    February 9, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  20. j gogen

    That's news?????

    February 9, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  21. Obama 2.0

    That's ok, he is a giant! He can handle it! There will be more cuts, scrapes and buises, but he will prevail!

    February 9, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  22. Joyous

    CNN the world leader in sensationalism and irrelevant news.

    February 9, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  23. Alfred E. Neumann

    Bumping his head – nothing there to injure. Now if it been his wallet well that would have been a different story.

    February 9, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  24. dawn

    A bump on the head while folks are starving in Alaska? Isn't he the Pres. of Alaska also? Where is he for them? Heck, for that matter, where is Palin? She's still the gov.

    February 9, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  25. Jean

    Where is the story when he tried to walk through a window because he though it was a door.

    Now that was funny.

    February 9, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
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