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. Noah

    The stimulus is an awful plan. Republicans are doing the United States a huge favor by not supporting it.

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. proud american

    George W Bush must have been dropped on his head as a baby.

    February 9, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. KLK

    You have got to be kidding me!!! This is a foolish thing to report!!!

    February 9, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. Nancy

    I've bumped my head millions of times, but no one's ever reported it to the world. Gee, I feel left out........... ;o)

    February 9, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  5. Alicia

    Did Campbell Brown have anything to do with this ridiculous article. I love the story on the Alaskan Native Americans suffering......hits home. Somewhere someone is suffering and you report this?

    Do you know when he had his firs FART? We all need to know. Also, first belch, first sip of water, first bite of food and what was it when he became Prez?

    February 9, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. mac

    So what???

    February 9, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. news?

    Not news. Don't report such things unless he was seriously hurt.

    February 9, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. Jeff Brown

    I smacked my head on a low ceiling beam last night. Where was CNN?

    February 9, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  9. Otis

    I've noticed how CNN is linking Obama to Bush....

    February 9, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. Janet

    Who cares?

    February 9, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  11. Ellen

    Oh for god's sake! You folks in the media are totally pathetic. What is this supposed to mean when millions are losing their homes to foreclosures?

    February 9, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  12. Johnny Cadelco

    You guys have no life reporting stuff like this.

    February 9, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. Ed From Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    I sure hop[e he does not get caught picking his nose or scratching his butt...come on folks...
    Give the guy a break...

    February 9, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  14. Tim

    Come on people, you all thought it was excellent news when President Bush bumped his head. We never heard the end of it.

    February 9, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  15. Han

    MNr. President, you will have bigger bumps on the way ahead. Your journey has just begun. Get used to it and you deserve it because you got elected with the false pretense. YOua re not fit to be a mayor of a state or even a Governor.You have no experience. sorry.

    February 9, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  16. Sandra Bartram

    I only clicked on this to comment. This is NOT news!! So who hasn't bumped their head some time. Really CNN, can't you find a REAL story to report on???

    February 9, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  17. Bennie

    All of us have done this, he's a big boy he'll be alright. Not news worthy.

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  18. hypocrisy?

    this is not news . . . unless it had been "W". With "W", the same incident would have been more evidence of "complete idiocy". Right? It would be the leading story on every network and cable news channel. But since it's Obama . . .

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  19. Robert

    Good day. Up front, I am a 'fan' and regular user of CNN. I like CNN.

    However...this 'story' or whatever you want to call it re Obama hitting his head....CNN, in this case, has resorted to stupidity to even present something so wasteful and meaningless on your site. If the President had been seriously injured...that is news. When the president brushes his head against the top of the door to his helicopter....this is more akin to a grocery store tabloid article.

    Again...I am a fan of CNN, but I think it's worth saying that someone was bored and lacked some professionalism here...put this on YouTube, not CNN...your reputation counts.

    Robert,
    Denver, Colorado

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

    Ridiculous. Why does this matter?

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  21. JOHN

    Maybe it will knock some conservative sense into him......

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  22. Jim

    Come on, do you really think this is news worthy? The CNN editor needs to be coached on what stories to put out.

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  23. honeychild

    Inform us when he goes to the restroom. SOOOOOOO WHAAAAAAT!!!

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  24. Charlize

    Bear in mind that he's 3-4 inches taller than Dubya. Now, bitter Reps will say he's a fool just as G.W., just because this insignificant thing.

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  25. Mike, Syracuse NY

    OMG, can we please stop with the CNN love affair with all things Obama?

    @Mick, grow up already.

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
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