President Obama injured
November 26th, 2010
02:40 PM ET
4 years ago

President Obama injured

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Washington (CNN) – Apparently no good deed goes unpunished for President Barack Obama, who was trying to make sure he didn't get a flabby belly after Thanksgiving but wound up with a fat lower lip instead.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the president received a dozen stitches after getting hit with an errant elbow during a Friday morning basketball game with White House aide Reggie Love and others at the Fort McNair military base in Washington.

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  1. terry, va

    Maybe he will keep his mouth shut for awhile.

    November 26, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Aww, I hope it does not hurt Mr. President!! Get Well Soon!!

    Now I will wait for the HATERS who will come out CLAIMING that the President should not have any vacation at all – nor should he participate in any "recreational" activities!!!

    Let's continue to Move America FORWARD with our current leader, President Barack Obama – BIG lip and ALL!!!!

    November 26, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. Bruce

    This is news why? We are on the brink of WWIII and they are talking about some dumb basketball game It's official, CNN has finally lost it's sense of importance in the journalistic world.

    November 26, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. the man

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    they hurt obama

    November 26, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  5. OBXGuy

    Just wondering if the Secret Service were guarding the President, and what the penalty for fouling the POTUS is????? Actually happy to see that the president can find the time to play some Post Thanksgiving BBall.

    November 26, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    Sports can be dangerous for everyone, including the President.

    November 26, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    If he had been working on getting jobs, instead of playing, perhaps it would not have happened. Did we elect him to play basketball and fly around in the jet at $181K per hour or fix the economy. Stop playing and get serious about your job like the rest of us have to be.

    November 26, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. Tony

    The IRS will be auditing the person who elbowed the president pretty soon. However, this person will probably get a job at FOX News and be a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination.

    November 26, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  9. Milton K. Wiah

    This man should stop playing this basketball at all. It is dangerous for a president. You might not know who is
    coming with a blow the next time.

    November 26, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  10. Amy

    Great! A fat lip to match his fat head!!!!

    November 26, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  11. Merle

    He will be fine. He seems to walking alright. Get the stitches. ice it down. you will be okay.

    November 26, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  12. KeithKnows

    Obama can handle it. He's been dealing with all the dirty play of the Republicans for 3 years now. What? You thought I was going to make an anti-Obama joke out of this? Nah, I can think clearly.

    November 26, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  13. runner305

    Unbelievable: the President gets his lip hurt in a game of basketball, and all some low-lifes can say is stuff like "Maybe he will keep his mouth shut for awhile", or "This is news why?" ?! I'm glad there are still some people left in the world, like T'sah from Virginia, who have decent and positive things to say when something like this happens. Thank you, T'sah!!

    November 26, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. fayse1

    This is for Bruce, What are you doing the day after Thanksgiving? Patting your fat belly while trying to think up some ignorant comment? Just in case you did not know, the President of the United States ceases to be a private citizen once he has been sworn in to office. The President then becomes an institution of the Federal Govefrnment. And the Presidency deserves respect. Perhaps no one cares about you but, there are still millions of Americans who stand with the President.

    November 26, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  15. Mr Ed

    Maybe he should get that tubo wife of his, and dumpling children out there playing too...

    November 26, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  16. News Hound

    Someone asked why this is news. It's news because it happened to the President and leader of the free world and because there are millions who like him, care about him and would want to know about this. It's called human interest news, Dummy.

    November 26, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  17. Marie MD

    @awaitingmoderationby CNN – you are kidding, right? So the President can't have some down time like the rest of us. Do you work 24/7/365? I very much doubt it.
    Your idiot from midland, tx went on vacation at least once a week. Camp David, texas, anywhere but the WH because he couldn't handle the job.
    @bruce – yes, we might be on the brink of WWIII but I rather read about the President (sorry that he was hurt, of course) than the wasillabilly klan. If only the media gave coverage when he does something he promised or that the economy is improving, etc., then we would be all set.

    November 26, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  18. Fed Up

    Poor baby! Maybe he should get a Purple Heart. The Prez gets a boo boo and this is national news. Has he spoken to anyone about North Korea yet? Our allies got blown up, but he gets a boo boo. That's too bad!

    November 26, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  19. bcrunner

    Any time you play sports, you run the chance of getting hurt. It happens! The president is not different. He's taking it like a man. And some of you mouthing off here, you have every right to do so... but you are just not very nice at all... Somehow it was OK for George Bush to be "clearing brush" on his property or taking spills on his bike, but this "black" president, how dare he play something that he enjoys!!

    November 26, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  20. Marcus

    awaitingmoderationby CNN – I can't recall ANY of your post criticizing the vaccationing-in-chief that was Obama's predecessor when he decided to stop by at his ranch... What did you said about it back then again?

    November 26, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  21. Dang

    He is human after all...

    November 26, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  22. Margie

    Hard at work creating jobs and turning the economy around.

    November 26, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  23. Beefeater

    Say, didn't Tiger suffer the same kind of deal last Thanksgiving? I ain't buying the official cover story. Check his voice mail.

    November 26, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  24. ~~ July ~~ ( Palin is the new Paris Hilton )

    awaitingmoderationby CNN

    If he had been working on getting jobs, instead of playing, perhaps it would not have happened. Did we elect him to play basketball and fly around in the jet at $181K per hour or fix the economy. Stop playing and get serious about your job like the rest of us have to be.

    November 26, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
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    yeah it feels good saying this to Pres. Obama right? ... after all those 8 yrs you kept everything to yourself when Pres. Bush went to clean his ranch in Crawford ... every time he went ... EVERY TIME HE WENT you must have been dying inside.

    November 26, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  25. Odalice yolanda feliz

    accidents happen give him a break.

    November 26, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
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