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. Future leader of the free world

    r u kidding me?! Why, that's all I ask.. whyyyyyy would you even print this. This country needs some serious reform, all the way down to the media.. LOOK!! President Obama is on the right track so for; nevertheless, this is a prime reason why intellectuals like myself will transform this country one day. The public does not deserve to read trivialities like this.. they deserve more!

    February 9, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  2. Michael Seiverling

    Come on is this really news, with everything going on the world.

    February 9, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  3. Anonymous

    that tape should be sent to AFV.. Maybe he'll win $10K

    February 9, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  4. PMarie

    This is a stupid non-story. Get a life CNN and MSNBC.

    February 9, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  5. Brent

    is this seriously news? i swear cnn has to have nothing better to do.

    February 9, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  6. obama-mama

    Awwww I hope he's ok....

    February 9, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  7. Jim

    This just in– President Obama sneezed twice!

    No word on whether he may be catching cold or is suffering from seasonal allergies.

    Film at 11.

    Jeez, don't you guys have any real reporters there? You know, to report on actual news and not mundane daily activities.

    February 9, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  8. Hunter NY

    DON'T YOU REPORTERS HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO REPORT ABOUT – SO HE BUMPED HIS HEAD! THOUGHT CNN WAS ABOVE THIS STUPID TIME WASTING, TIME CONSUMING, DUMB STORY REPORTING!

    February 9, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  9. rr

    i think is because he is tall. i fell your pain. hope reggie love was their with some advil or whatever you take.

    February 9, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  10. Omari - Phx

    Why oh Why did this make headlines. Really? "President Obama bumps head"? - Man, I voted for him, but you guys are stalkerish.

    February 9, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  11. Track Enfield

    OK this is too much.

    I'm a giant supporter of President Obama, but do we need every single detail of the mans life?

    Sheesh

    February 9, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  12. Chris E.

    I hope this little bumd on the head don't cause him to act foolish in office, Now he know that the door is lower than him....

    February 9, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  13. Tim

    Ok everyone (Dave Letterman included), we can now all make fun of this the way you all laughed at Bush for doing the same thing.

    Oh wait, that's right, thou shalt not laugh at The Messiah.

    February 9, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  14. MB

    Why is this news?

    February 9, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  15. Ace

    How is this news... come ON!!!

    February 9, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  16. Eric R. Brown

    When Bush did it them late night television shows played it non-stop "Gerald Fordesque" as a sign of his incompetence. I wonder if this Obama "bump" will be treated the same way?

    February 9, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  17. Matthew McInnes

    "Obama Bumps His Head". Are you kidding me?? How does this qualify as news? Is there nothing more important happening in the land of universal democracy other than who is bumping their head on what? For the love of........

    February 9, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  18. Tomas E

    I bet he won't do this again. One is enough to teach someone!

    February 9, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  19. David

    This is news?

    February 9, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  20. uncivilized85

    Are you serious. I am sorry he bumped his head, but is this news????????? Are we going to start getting a tally of when he goes to the bathroom too. Seriously, the media needs to rethink their role here.

    February 9, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  21. MICK in MESA

    Obama bumps head – Rethuglicons cheer and vote "No" again on Dems economic recovery plan...

    Now these plantation rethugs know how to be "pro-Americans" don't they – NOT!

    February 9, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  22. C

    This isn't news.

    February 9, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  23. Manny

    If he stubs his toe, will you report that too ?

    This is NOT news.

    February 9, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  24. J. Larsen

    Thank goodness the media is there to update us on such an important national matter.

    But I wonder, what if he stubs his toe during the night, when there aren't 1,000 cameras aimed at him? Is there enough transparency in this administration that we'll get the full report on that. Gosh, I sure hope so. With nothing of any importance happening in the world at the moment, this is just the sort of news we need to be connected with.

    Well, I'm off to the library of congress to research old newspapers from the 1860s, I'm hoping to find an article about president Lincoln bumping his elbow on the doorframe of the presidential stagecoach. Wish me luck.

    February 9, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  25. Jim, SC

    Yes folks, all presidents make mistakes, are not always perfect, do not always communicate their ideas as effectively as we would like.

    I refuse to make fun of the current president the way that a lot of people made fun of the former one for instances like this.

    February 9, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
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