Even Obama has trouble making it out of the house in the morning

Departing the White House for a flight to Chicago this morning, US president Barack Obama took a couple steps outside, then stopped. He patted himself down and quickly shuffled back inside.

He forgot his cell phone.

It’s another one of those rare, humanizing glimpses that have become more common as a looser, more relaxed Obama enters his last months in office. He might travel with the nuclear codes, but he forgets his phone in the morning just like the rest of us.

The president seemed to have good humor about the situation. It’s not the first time, after all.

Barack Obama
President Obama reemerged, this time with his phone and a drink for the road. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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