Bristol Palin Misses the Mark When Blasting President Obama Over Ahmed Mohamed Invite

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Bristol Palin clearly missed the mark when she spouted off last week at President Obama over the invitation he extended to Ahmed Mohamed to the White House.

Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, a 9th-grader at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, was arrested on Monday after showing a homemade clock he constructed to a teacher. He says he was asked whether he had "tried to make a bomb." Later in the week, President Obama tweeted to Ahmed and invited him to the White House.

Bristol Palin argued on her blog, saying President Obama should stay out of the situation with Ahmed Mohamed.

“This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the 'Black Lives Matter' crowd and encourages victimhood,” she wrote. The police, she acknowledged, "clearly" made a mistake by taking Ahmed to juvenile detention.

"But why put more people against [the police]?" Bristol Palin asked. "Why egg it on? Childish games like this from our president have divided our country… even more today than when he was elected."

What?

It's abundantly clear that the president isn't "egging on" anti-police sentiment. He's instead addressing a very real problem head on by tying to attack harmful stereotypes.

President Obama's invitation is a positive thing, likely aimed at combatting the mindset that assumes all Muslims are terrorists and that all black people are troublemakers.

Bristol Palin seems to have a problem with this 14-year-old Muslim boy.

And isn't that part of the divisiveness in our country?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.