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. E. Green

    And this is news because? Are we going to be notified when he stub his toe or nick himself shaving. Get over it already, an African American is the president of the United States. Let's help restore our economy and our country.

    February 9, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  2. OMM

    Need to ensure we add a multi-million line item to the proposed $830B bailout bill to modify Marine 1 so (1) the president doesn't bump his head and (2) so we can create millions of jobs modifying the helicopter. I mean really, there's so much pork fat in the current bailout proposal, what's a few million more? A lot of [deserved] dirt was flung at the Bush administration's fiscal irresponsibility, but this new administration, promising fiscal responsibility during its campaing, is forging ahead and further increasing Washington's irresponsibility with eyes wide shut. Let's see what history will say 4 years from now?

    February 9, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  3. Julie Earp

    Is this really news worthy of CNN?

    February 9, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. BluesBrother

    This is news? Think of all the little electrons that were harmed bringing us this stupid "story"!!!

    February 9, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. Had It

    Maybe if the contract for the Helicopter hadn't been outsourced by Bush/Cheney ..................................

    Just saying.

    February 9, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  6. Mark

    Hopefully it knocks some sense into him and he overhalls his stimulus package.

    February 9, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. Mari

    PLEASE CNN....... we have SO many more crucial things to talk about and report on!

    WHERE IS THE NEWS?

    February 9, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  8. Beverly, NYC

    What's the matter CNN couldn't find out what he has for breakfast this morning?

    February 9, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  9. caliguy

    Wow after hearing this, I guess the economy is better, and peace has been declared on Earth. Thanks for the update CNN!

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

    Aren't people over in Africa getting kidnapped for ransom on a regular basis? Come on CNN, there is so much more you can be reporting on.

    February 9, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. deadhead dylan

    amazing. this is news 🙂

    February 9, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  12. Andrew

    What did he have for breakfast this morning? Curious minds want to know.

    February 9, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  13. Mike Mundy, Houston, TX

    Ohhhhhh..Some of you Obama fans aren't taking too nice to this story. Where were you when similar was reported on Bush? Like when he tried to open a locked door? or when he accidentially dropped his dog? Uhhhh, huh!

    February 9, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  14. s

    Give me a break!!!!

    February 9, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  15. manhandler

    How about did he scratch his butt? Or did he pick his nose. Do you people realize how pathetically STUPID this story makes you look?

    February 9, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  16. Chicago Zak

    Come on CNN, you can do better than this crap.

    February 9, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  17. Rich Schmidt

    And the long, slow slide of journalistic worth continues...

    February 9, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  18. Richard

    This was a soft bump. Bush's bump was a head on collision and you can feel it hurt from where you're watching.....

    No comparison!

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  19. Noah

    This IS news because the media used to feast on these stories when they pertained to George W Bush. Every single minor mishap Bush had was captured by the media and put out as front page news.

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  20. Sarty

    cnn-grow up.

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  21. Sarah

    Maybe 24/7 is just too much. If you aren't making stuff up or putting your own "spin" on it you are reporting something trivial.

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  22. Jason

    OH MY GOD! IS HE OKAY????

    Come on, CNN. Did you really have to report that? It's pointless.

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  23. MJ

    Why do we need all of the stupid details about the President. Report on how stupid the Republicans are in holding up the bill.

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  24. Pat

    Trash like this shouldn't be news. It's not much of a big deal that he bumped his head so why is this news? This is like when news of Bush choking on a pretzel was made. Junk like this needs to be kept off news media period.

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  25. Ted van Tol

    CNN, all articles about Barack Obama are negative!
    The primaries are over! Please report the news that has
    substance please!

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
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