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

President Obama injured


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. Peace

    Accidents happen even in the war zone there is a friendly fire. It hurts even more to a person who cause it than the one injured!

    November 26, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  2. Laura, Boston

    Did you all see the menu that the Obama's had? No wonder he needed to exercise. He probably ate all 4 of those pies and was moving too slow and got hit...come on Prez...practice what you preach.

    Most of America were fortunate to have a turkey...but a turkey and a ham plus all the fixings...

    November 26, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. NVa Native

    Obama can take this and so much more and be back at work as soon as soon the stiches are in. Not like the wimpy neo-con and tea-baggers that are afraid of their own shadow.
    And at least it's about Obama, somebody who matters and not about the "bubble bimbo" from Wasilly.

    November 26, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. Sonny

    By percentage G.W. Bush took more vacation time than any other president in history.

    All presidents take vacation time – including Ronald Reagan. By the way at his 22 month period of presidency Reagan had a 44% approval rating and the unemployment rate was at 9.7%. Obama currently at his 22nd week has a 45% approval rating and the unemployment percent is at 9.6%.

    Just as with Obama people were saying Reagan was going to be a one term president. Like Reagan Obama is and has been working diligently on fixing the terribly broken economy he inherited (although Reagan did not inherit such a badly broken economy as Obama did – Obama's got it a lot harder). There have been many signs of things improving – the deficit has decreased by 8% in 2010, we paid the lowest taxes in 2009 that we've paid in 50 years, Obama has created 3.5 million jobs in less than 2 years (Bush only created 1.1 million jobs in his entire 8 years). Next we will see the unemployment percentage drop.

    I am one of the many millions who stands up for President Obama and I support him in any way I can.

    November 26, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  5. once upon a horse

    I'm sure that those on the hateful right are going to have a field day with this one. You just watch.

    November 26, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  6. clint

    All the B.S. from the right wing nuts is hilarious. They think "real" men choke on pretzels, not hurt themselves actually participating in a sport.

    November 26, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. Turner

    So what? GW fell off a Segway and he didn't have no sissy stitches cause he landed on his head.

    November 26, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  8. Ann

    poor President got stitches and the first post on the Ticker is still about Sarah Palin. Not that I care about his fat lip...

    November 26, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  9. Hasmatt

    GW got a really bad rash from riding his stick pony. It's in his book

    November 26, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. Mardicko

    Brink of WWIII ? Is this about Silly North Korea? China isn't going to defend North Korea folks. We should be more concerned with the Republicans cozying up to the Israelis and their plan of invading Iran. (with American lives on the ground of course...). First Iraq, next Afghanistan and now Iran. What is next? The entire middle east?

    November 26, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  11. Trish

    Laura In Boston, if your President Bush had not lied us into war we all would be in much better shape financially. You right wing goofs can dish it out but can't take it or remember just WHO started us on the road to ruin.

    November 26, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  12. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    runner305@we learned this nastiness from democrat liberals. Take a look back at all of the uncalled for, nasty demeaning, degrading shots they took at Bush, Cheney and Palin. The idiot should be working on jobs, at least fulfill one promise except "share the wealth (steal your money."

    November 26, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
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