World 6 October 2010 *Video* Obama recovers from podium malfunction A particularly powerful fist-thump from the president sends the presidential seal to the floor. Print HTML Thumping his fist for emphasis while making a no-doubt powerful and important point, President Barack Obama causes the presidential seal to fall from the front of his lectern. To uproarious laughter from the assembled media, he says "That's alright. All of you know who I am." › The Conference Five | 6 October 2010 Caroline Crampton is web editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Snakebites and body parts The struggles of Huma Abedin Is Switzerland about to introduce a universal basic income?