June 16th, 2009
01:28 PM ET
9 years ago

Oops! President Obama confuses right, left

(CNN) - President Obama is so busy these days dealing with pressing foreign policy issues like Iran and North Korea, that he can't seem to tell his right from his left.

After holding a bilateral meeting in the Oval office with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, the two leaders walked out to the Rose Garden podiums. That's when the left-right two-step happened. Mr. Obama took his place behind the right podium, leaving President Lee a bit confused. He smiled as Obama realized the mistake and switched to the left podium.

That oops moment alone wouldn't have deserved a write-up, but for the fact that there was more confusion after the press availability. After thanking reporters, Obama and Lee turned and walked back toward the Oval Office. Oops again! Reggie Love, President Obama's personal assistant, stepped in and the two leaders pivoted before making the long walk along the colonnade.

They are now having lunch in the Old Family Dining Room. I presume the president will use the right fork.

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