For the third time in three days President Barack Obama has again broken down in tears. In his latest outburst of uncontrolled sobbing and bawling the United States President was actually seen to collapse in a wretched heap onto the steps of the White House mid-way through a speech he was making this morning to press on the state of the economy.
The President, who had appeared calm and composed before the outburst of such a flood of tears he is reported to have been left dangerously dehydrated and requiring fluids to be administered by doctors after being carried back into his home by obese bodyguards. Thought at first to have been set off by an autocue machine suddenly malfunctioning, a statement issued from The White House this afternoon claimed that had been a mere coincidence and in no way connected to the President's tears or his collapsing. With no other explanation released the cause remains for now a complete mystery.
Although now reported to be over the worst of this morning's sorrow he has been advised by doctors to rest in his hammock for a few days to give him a chance to pull himself together.