Washington: Not every door opens, even for
the powerful US President Barack Obama.
Obama temporarily found himself locked out of his Oval
Office at the White House, soon after he returned from a
five-day Latin America trip along with his family yesterday.
The President ran into the unexpected trouble when he
discovered that he could not open the door to the Oval Office
from the outside.
White House staff members were apparently not told that
Obama would be returning a few hours early, and the door was
A video from the press pool shows the first family
exiting Marine One and then Obama striding up to French doors
leading into the West Wing only to find them locked. A cool
Obama continues walking nonchalantly -- and appears to be
whistling also -- until he finds a door that will open.
The video is making its rounds on the internet.
Obama`s predecessor George W Bush too had confronted a
locked door, but in another country. Bush had famously
struggled with a set of locked doors after a press conference
in the Chinese capital Beijing.