May 22nd, 2014
12:46 PM ET
7 months ago

Obama goes for a walk

(CNN) – President Obama stunned tourists and others outside of the White House as he decided to take a stroll to the nearby Interior Department, accompanied by his sizable security detail.

The White House posted video of the rare outdoor trek, which took place Wednesday.

Obama shook hands, hugged, took photos and passed out White House M&M's to the surprised passers-by.

One woman, who introduced herself as Karen, asked for a picture and said it was "the best day of her life."

"Oh my gosh. Someone's going to think you're like wax," she added, as the photo was being taken.


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soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. Silence DoGood

    Next on Foxs news: "Obama goes for a walk" – Clearly starting an evil Satanic program of socialist walking.

    May 22, 2014 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Queue up the imbeciles... Get back to work, too many vacations, Benghazi, etc., etc., etc...

    May 22, 2014 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. just saying

    one can only hope he gets lost and never finds his way back.

    May 22, 2014 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Next up: "Why isn't he doing his job!?!?!?!?! OMG [insert dogwhistle about lazy, feckless n-bomb stereotypes]!!!!!"

    May 22, 2014 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  5. Name Lweyu

    Real cool to see him mixing with people.

    May 22, 2014 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. sly

    Just a walk in the park, but President Obama is more in touch with the average American than any president since JFK.

    A good man doing a great job, and America is thriving as a result.

    May 22, 2014 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. mike

    wow!!! what a man of the people!!! briliant move. when your administration is sinking from all of its incompetence and scandals, take a walk among the common folk to show you can "feel their pain" and that your just a common guy. hahahahahahahhah!!!! this is so pathetic.

    May 22, 2014 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  8. liz

    I would have loved to meet him just walking President's should do so more often.

    May 22, 2014 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  9. NJD

    He saw Prince Charles and Camilla on TV doing something like this in Canada and wanted to do the same thing...

    May 22, 2014 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  10. old age voter

    Headline News for CNN; ABC; NBC; MSNBC; Obama takes a walk! Lets see how long the media harps about this.

    May 22, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. Dave Marks

    That was heart warming! Nice to see the President out for a stroll.

    May 22, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  12. Bill, Bloomington Il

    Queus in the idiots. Obama is a people president. See how he is shaking hands? Koch Brothers, war on women.

    May 22, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    People would complain if he hitched up the presidential motorcade to go across the street - so I think this is great!

    May 22, 2014 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  14. smith

    @sly-Oh yes, Jesus has returned and everything is so awesome now.

    May 22, 2014 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  15. yeahright

    Walking? Why isn't he working? Our tax dollars paying for security for a WALK? Can't he find his way across the street without an entourage? Better walking than golfing? His dog is probably pooping on the lawn. This President spends more time walking than any other President in history. It's a diversion from something else. Benghaaaaaaaaaaaazeeeeeeeeee.
    I'm sure I missed something....

    May 22, 2014 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  16. grace

    Later tonight Obama will say that he learned of his walk on the news...

    May 22, 2014 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  17. liberty4life

    OMG, going for a walk while VA is killing our wounded warriors, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, BLM, ......... /sing. Looks like a nice day in DC.

    May 22, 2014 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  18. Crampon

    A little late to pretend to be human, the country is already cratered.

    May 22, 2014 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. BaDumTish

    Definitely cheaper than flying.

    May 22, 2014 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  20. Would You Look at That

    One woman, who introduced herself as Karen, asked for a picture and said it was "the best day of her life." – must be an 'exciting' sheltered life you live, Karen...

    May 22, 2014 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  21. Crampon

    When he was within sight of me, I made sure our paths did not cross.

    May 22, 2014 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  22. raj

    cool. nice to see president walk and meet people like this. this make me realize how small things are so important in life.

    May 22, 2014 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  23. O'drama ya Mama

    What??? Obama is walking while Benghazi, IRS, VA, Boko Haram, etc. is going on? How dare he take a stroll on our dime.

    – A typical outraged Republican

    May 22, 2014 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  24. Guest

    doesn't he ever work?

    May 22, 2014 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  25. CryBabies

    Sniffit...He is doing his job.....its been reduced to this.

    May 22, 2014 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
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