President Obama raised eyebrows by inviting a 14-year-old schoolboy to bring a homemade "clock" that resembles a bomb to the White House.
School officials in Irving, Texas called police after Ahmed Mohamed brought the suspicious looking device inside a briefcase to his school and showed it to at least 2 teachers. One of his teachers was sufficiently alarmed enough to advise Mohamed not to show his "clock" to anyone else.
When the alarm clock went off inside the briefcase, a teacher asked Mohamed to open the case. When the teacher saw what was inside, she sent Mohamed to the principal's office. The school decided not to take any chances and called the police.
When the boy's parents alerted the local media, the story went national. The leftist media came down hard on school administrator's and the police for "overreacting" to Mohamed's "clock".
President Obama mocked the school and police by inviting young Mohamed to bring his "cool clock" with him to the White House.
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
Imagine the outcry if school officials did nothing when they saw Mohamed's contraption, and then it went off killing innocent schoolchildren?
Or, as a Twitchy.com blogger wrote:
We’re just spit-balling here, but if this “clock” were mailed to President Obama, we bet the Secret Service might not be too “cool” with it.
— Josh Smith (@Ebolamerican) September 16, 2015