Yesterday, President Barack Obama threw his support behind Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old student who became national headlines after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials mistook for a bomb:
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
Bristol Palin was less-than-impressed that Obama decided to inject politics into the matter.
“This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to stay out of,” Palin wrote on her Patheos blog. “This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ crowd and encourages victimhood.”
Some on the right have expressed concern that the support for Mohamed from Obama and others would perpetuate the idea that police routinely engage in racial profiling. The mayor of Mohamed’s town went as far as defending the way Mohamed was treated. Similarly, Palin believes that this incident was just an innocent mistake on the part of authorities.
“Why put more people against them? Why egg it on,” she wrote. “Childish games like this from our president have divided our country, even more today than when he was elected.”
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