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.
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 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.”
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 20, 2015
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?