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

    Recently I read that Obama has a team in the whitehouse that monitors blogs and newspapers and responds to them and contacts them. This scared me and I determined never to believe another word of a blog. Isn't it odd how all the the blogs are pro Obama's plan and the polls (gallup and the like) say the majority of Americans are against it.

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  2. FrankP

    Obama is like a spoiled child that suffers from over adoration. He is in denial that he can't have his way- the way he wants it! What a joke- he's on the stump again. Long live the two party system and just say NO to socialism!

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  3. Eric Girardin

    Oh come on, are we going to report when the president coughs and sneezes now too !!!!!

    Please focus on important issues that matter to the country.

    -Eric.

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  4. ATL musician

    OMG please find something newsworthy!

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  5. Beth

    Like we really care. Is this a slow news day?

    February 9, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  6. Matt from Germany

    Is that something you consider worth mentioning about the leader of the free world to the rest of this planet???

    Seriously? World in economic downspin and that's it?

    We're all doomed...

    February 9, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  7. Bill

    This isn't news... but it was news to all the Democrats when Bush bumped his head because it confirmed that Bush is "stupid." Obviously it's sort of difficult to get into Marine One... but I hate when people make fun of one president from one party and do not hold the other side to the same standard. It isn't news, it wasn't news when Bush bumped his head... stop.

    February 9, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  8. Mark in Indy

    URGENT!! FLASH!! MICHELLE OBAMA BREAKS FINGERNAIL!!
    Washington (CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama was reported resting comfortably Monday after suffering what a White House spokesperson described as a "minor breakage" of the nail on her right index finger.

    Ms. Obama was buttoning daughter Sasha's coat when the injury occurred, the spokesperson said.

    "The nail was successfully trimmed, and the first lady should be able to resume her normal duties this afternoon," said manicurist Edwina Clipperhands, who was rushed to the White House to treat Ms. Obama.

    President Obama briefly delayed has scheduled departure for Indiana to be with his wife during the emergency manicure.

    February 9, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  9. Karl Rudd

    Well, that finally explains George W. Bush's behavior in office.

    February 9, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  10. howard Rotterdam

    Give me a break This isn't news.

    February 9, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  11. b franklin

    What's next CNN....

    "Obama uses Whitehouse bathroom for 1st time. Tonight on Larry King."

    "Obama doesn't finish his peas at Whitehouse dinner."

    "Obama has to change batteries in Whitehouse remotes. Why did Bush not replace them before leaving? We'll ask Paul Begala and Barney Frank."

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  12. Maryann Rose

    CNN, even I must say:

    "This is news" ???

    Come on now...there has got to be something else in the news to take up room in the Ticker.

    How about the people starving in Rural Alaska while Sarah Palin is....well...where is she, CNN? I haven't seen a Palin story in several hours now!

    🙂

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

    Maybe this will knock some sense into him. This bailout plan of his is a fisaco and the funny thing is that the American prople know it and yet he is still intent on taking us down this irresonsible road.

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  14. L

    This is not news. I'm sad CNN is stooping to the level of trashy, celebrity gossip magazines. For shame

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  15. J in Okla.

    How is this news? George Bush bumps his head and he's termed a blundering, wobbly fool.... something akin to the Three Stooges. Pathetic!

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  16. SAW

    This is news? My god CNN – have you nothing better to report on other than the fact that our president is, in point of fact, a human being? Don't tell me that all of you have never bumped your head getting onto one of those CRJ or EMB regional jets – and I'll venture to bet you were even facing forward, not having to turn and wave your hand at all the cameras that have nothing else better to photograph than a man getting onto a helicopter. Put your time and effort to better use, please!

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  17. CNN what are you thinking??

    This is not news. CNN has become a tabloid rag

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  18. Jenn

    OMG the world just stopped

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. NoWayObama

    What a joke. CNN, you need to go out of business. Unless, you can report how many times Obama takes a dump. How pathedic can you get?

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. Maryland Democrat

    Did you hear? Obama breathed AND had a hearbeat at the SAME TIME!!!!! And, all while he was on camera, so it must be news.

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  21. Chad

    If bush would of done this it would be the whole dem party talking about how he's a idiot

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  22. Adella

    Um, this isn't news.

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  23. Jacqui

    To those who reported this: Would YOU like to be on the news for the world to gawk over if you bumped your head? Seriously- get a life!

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  24. Shelagh

    What's a bump on the head, compared to running America???? I bet he has the right perspective.

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  25. dg

    Why is this news?

    February 9, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
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