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. Independent Paul from Phoenix

    Let's see how badly he gets lampooned on the comedy shows.

    February 9, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  2. emily

    Good, maybe it will knock some sense into him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. Realist

    Maybe this will knock some sense into him

    February 9, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  4. Mike Dallas

    Wow, CNN talk about a slow news day!

    February 9, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. VONews

    Really... is this news? Who cares if he bumps his head... wow...

    February 9, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  6. Scott, Tucson

    Ahh a Bush moment!

    About the only thing I see coming from this presidency is a Black version of George Bush. The economy is in the toilet and will get worst even after this stimulus package, we're still in Iraq and Afghanistan, his poll numbers are dropping fast. Well so much for Change, it was a nice thought.

    February 9, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. Luis A. Colon

    ouch President Obama i hope you are ok becarful next time you go in the helicopter

    February 9, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  8. usct

    I cannot believe that you people do not have something better to do with your time.

    February 9, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  9. Lauren

    You HAVE GOT to be kidding????

    This is news how?

    I have a blister on my finger,,,,, does anyone care?

    February 9, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  10. Joel

    I've whacked my head a few times on low door frames I wasn't used to. This is news?

    February 9, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  11. Andrew

    Really? I mean did i really need to know that Obama bumped his head getting into a hellicopter?

    February 9, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  12. MJJofSara

    Good Grief !! and this is news?
    He isn't injured, after all is said and done. Right?
    Sheesh....

    February 9, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  13. Rosemary

    Obama bumping his head is not newsworthy. Just make sure he didn't hurt himself in any way.

    February 9, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  14. Virginia

    And how many times has he gone potty today, so far?????? Let's get some REAL news on here, CNN–tell us what the jokers in Congress are going to do about our current economic mess!

    February 9, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  15. Craig

    I hate myself for having read this article. Almost as much as I dislike the people who thought it was news worthy.

    February 9, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  16. gg

    maybe thats when bush,s brian damage started

    February 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  17. huh?

    ...... and in other news, President Obama farted yesterday and instantly, all reporters knew what he had for dinner last night......

    Typical CNN but do we need to hear EVERYTHING this man does? Oh, and whatever you do, please make sure everyone knows former President Bush did this as well. How ridiculous.............

    February 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  18. Sniffit

    sloooooooooooow neeeeeeeeeeeeewz daaaaaaaaaaay

    February 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  19. Winkle

    Wow, this is certainly a stop-the-presses story. Thanks, CNN. Next you'll be telling us that His Holiness Obama accidentally peed on the floor.

    February 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  20. K. Owe

    That happens when you're tall ... please be careful President Obama! We need you!

    February 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  21. Kenny

    The President bumps his head is news? Walter Cronkite must be shaking his head.

    February 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  22. Matt from Georgia

    That's some crack reporting there.

    February 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  23. once upon a horse

    hey I like President Obama but come on he bumped his head makes news? What happens if he stubs his toe next? Headlines I guess,

    February 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  24. Renee

    Such a sad day when this news makes CNN.... hmmm maybe we need to re-evaluate our media priorities!

    February 9, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  25. Rick in Atlanta

    Are we looking for another Gerald Ford moment here? There has to be more newsworthy topics than this? I am glad he did not hurt himself but come-on media folks............please

    February 9, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
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