September 10th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Where did President Obama's ring go?

President Obama went ring-less during his press conference Friday at the White House.
President Obama went ring-less during his press conference Friday at the White House.

Washington (CNN) - President Obama is going ring-less.

Journalists in the East Room today for President's Obama's 8th full blown press conference noticed something different- President Obama's intricate, gold wedding band designed in Indonesia was conspicuously missing.

Gulp…Missing? Or something worse?

Nope. Getting repaired. The White House confirms that the ring, which was exchanged on President and Mrs. Obama's wedding day in October 1992, is getting a tune-up.

A spokesman from the White House would not discuss the extent of the repairs, or when it would return to its rightful owner.


Filed under: President Obama
soundoff (95 Responses)
  1. Rome is burning

    Who cares. Those two Jokers deserve each other.

    September 10, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. Sam

    So much pressure on the guy at the jewelry store...Don't screw up the President's ring!!!!!

    September 10, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Ryan

    I love our president. A lesser man would crack under the daily microscope this president is subjected to.

    September 10, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  4. Darth bane

    A likely story

    September 10, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. WA

    Are you screwing with me? Is this really a serious question?

    Have you heard? We have some serious problems in this country and nothing but CLOWNS gobbling band width with drivel.

    September 10, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  6. Vatsi

    Who cares where his ring went! How about asking where the JOBS he promised went??? Where all the stimulous money went? How about asking how spending all that money on teacher and police salaries is going to create jobs??? How about asking a real question instead of where his stupid ring went!

    September 10, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  7. Jackie T.

    People, people, people; let's get a real job. So what his ring is not there, I left my ring once on the sink and went all day with out it. Was there something wrong, NO! Can you find something benificial to write about, MAYBE! Let's try. If you can't help, don't hurt. Please!!!!!!!!!

    September 10, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. Shibumi

    Lost in a golfing bet.
    Bring on November.

    September 10, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  9. DorisV

    The two CNN reporters, Erika Dimmler and Emily Schultze, should be taught what to report and what belongs in a gossip column. I'm upset that CNN would even publish this piece.

    September 10, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    Why should this matter when Mexican Muslim Octomoms are swimming across the Rio Grande at this very moment to give birth to their foul broods of anchor babies and terror babies in order to destroy America? Have a nice weekend!

    September 10, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  11. me-n-u

    My favorite lie of his was the "joke" that trickle down economy was tried and didn't work.

    Like we don't remeber that it sparked the best time of our lives, with wealth and happiness overflowing! How I miss Reagan!! bring the good times back, lose Obama!

    September 10, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  12. Shirley in California

    Really? This is such a non-issue. I'm sure things are fine in the Obama household. Maybe just maybe he is getting another one. I know that doesn't sound like the kind of tabloid news people want but I'm sure there is a logical explanation.

    September 10, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  13. sifto77

    what a dumb thing to do–I am sure he could have worn a fake–just another distraction to take people's minds off his disasterous Presidency....

    September 10, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  14. Dee

    Good grief! Why throw out such an innuendo? Give the idiots something else to go on and on about.

    September 10, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  15. Cal

    None of our business.

    September 10, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  16. bj

    Get a life!!!!!!!

    September 10, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  17. Ciara, Paris

    UPDATE: A White House spokesman tells POLITICO that Obama's ring is being repaired, though it's unclear what needed to be fixed.

    September 10, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  18. gt

    rangel and waters took and hock it to pay legal bills..

    September 10, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    Paranoid much republicans? What's hiding in the closet that you have to nit pick the way you do? NO IDEAS - oh, lower taxes for the wealthy. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    September 10, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  20. Brenda

    I don't care where his ring is, why is the media always making something out of everything he does, I think our president is doing a great job, if only people would quit watching Glen Beck and listen to other networks and then decide, quit listening to the propaganda people the GOP will do anything to win, and by the way most all of the money that was loaned to the banks bailout has been paid back, this President has taken more stupid remarks than any I have know , racism is alive and well in America and in our Government also, and by the way I am white, people are people no matter who they are. Quit believing lies and find the truth out by studying what is said and what is done. then you will know the truth by your own findings and the truth will set you free from all this hate. God bless the President and God bless America.

    September 10, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  21. Brett, Surprised

    I'm actually pleasantly surprised to see both parties, in the comments here, react the same way to this non-story.

    CNN – I seriously think you need to break out the political ticker section into another "Political – Entertainment" section or the likes.

    Whether you agree with Obama or not, there are more important things to discuss - perhaps the contents of ... THE ACTUAL CONFERENCE!!! nope CNN goes straight to the missing ring.

    September 10, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  22. T'SAH from Virginia

    "Gulp…Missing? Or something worse?"

    You know what's MISSING CNN – Real Journalism!!!

    Like I said before on other GOSSIP you have posted in the Political Ticker – create a GOSSIP TICKER and you will do just fine there!!!! Place Palin, Limbaugh, BECKy, Bristol, and others like them there!!!

    September 10, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  23. Me

    The point is we should have never gone to Iraq in the first place!

    From now on, everytime you guys post fodder like this, I am going to comment with a non sequitor...for no reason at all.

    September 10, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  24. word dude

    Most of the country hates Obama now. Yall should be knowing this.

    September 10, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  25. eli

    He can't wear jewelry for another ten days.
    Read up on religious culture,, idiots !!!

    September 10, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
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