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. dan

    HAHA ! HAHA ! HAHA !

    February 9, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  2. Eric

    Wow, real in depth reporting going on here. Seriously?!?! Find some real news, please.

    February 9, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  3. Maggie

    Oooookay. He bumped his head. Name me one president who hasn't bumped his head, stubbed his toe, slammed his shin into a desk drawer, hit his funny bone....

    Humorous it may be, and given all the bad news lately, we could use a fluff story that makes us shake our heads or smile a little 'oh, I've done that' smile, can you guys find a better story to report on than this?

    February 9, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. brad

    You know how they say " the day the music died". I think the same can be said for real news. When did "the day real NEWS died" happen. Sick of these stupid little non news. Now is not the time for that. Grow up CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC and others. The worthless Limbaugh, and Franken (at least he is running and putting his beiiefs to action). Limbaugh is a coward.

    February 9, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  5. sherey

    Ouch!

    February 9, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  6. carlo

    Are you guys serious? Our country is taking, there is partisan gridlock, and this is what you post?

    February 9, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. Jason

    Woah. Did you see him sneeze the other day? Unbelievable.

    February 9, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  8. Shari, NY

    CNN – Don't forget ex-president Gerald Ford was kind of clumsy and notorious for bumping his head on aircraft doors! Careful next time, Pres. Obama!

    February 9, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. UNEDUCATED AMERICA

    more bailouts-
    more stimulus spending-
    more war-
    more taxes-
    bumped head-

    where is the change?

    February 9, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  10. grahame

    Not surprising for a man who casts such a long and impressive shadow

    February 9, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  11. Joe

    Dumb. CNN has to be the most desperate news agency on the planet.

    February 9, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  12. Looking for Truth

    hahahahahaha...wooooooeeeee....hohohohhehehehe.ahahah

    Maybe it knocked some sense in him and we can leave behind the old
    HOPE....CHANGE....YES WE CAN rhetoric

    February 9, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  13. Robin

    So What?

    February 9, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  14. Chevy Chase

    It could happen to anyone.
    Why make fun of it?

    February 9, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  15. Neha

    Seriously, with so much going on.........shocking to see this being reported.......

    February 9, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  16. Lilianne, Idaho

    Oh God. I hope he's okay. 😦

    February 9, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  17. Mike

    I love how everyone bashed Bush about being goofy, when this guy has been around for a month and is already racking up the lol's. From his already small lies he told that got you to vote for him, horrible decisions and just being clumsy. Most overrated person in history.

    February 9, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  18. donna

    I'm sure he'll bump his head many more times to come..he has a lot on his mind...let the haters begin!!!!

    February 9, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  19. donna

    I'm sure he'll bump his head many more times to come..he has a lot on his mind...let the haters begin!!!!

    February 9, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  20. White sheets and pointy hats

    Our fearful leader and messiah,Rush will be back today to give us our daily talking points and lead us to the promised land of richs and wealth for all.

    February 9, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  21. Jeff of Peoria

    There should be a height requirement for Presidents. It woudl also be great of this thing had SPELL CHECK

    February 9, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  22. Femi

    is this news????

    February 9, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  23. James

    Ugh are you kidding? I thought this was an Onion article or something.

    February 9, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  24. Deanna Downs - PA

    God, that was newsworthy! Are you all heading to the toilet to join Fox News on stupid stuff?

    February 9, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  25. Chicago Red

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

    February 9, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
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