Burgeoning Facebook pundit C.J. Pearson is a self-branded Republican who harbors Ted Cruz-esque libertarian principles. As an African-American 13-year-old, his homemade hot takes have resonated strongly across conservative media—heralded as clear-headed common sense.
But never quite like this.
On Thursday Pearson tore into President Obama for inviting fellow middle-schooler Ahmed Mohamed to the White House. Mohamed was suspended this week for bringing a homemade clock to school that was feared to be a bomb.
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In short, Pearson criticized Obama for prioritizing Mohamed over what he sees as more-pressing national concerns, most notably showing a lack of public concern over an alleged “war on cops.”
“What is this world that you’re living in?” Pearson asked. “Mr. President, what are your priorities here? …He’s a Muslim kid, he fits into your agenda.”
He continued: “I think you’re incompetent and I think you don’t understand reality… You don’t get invited to the White House for building a clock.”
Pearson goes on to pin the murder of police officers on Obama because of his perceived sympathy toward the #BlackLivesMatter protest movement.
Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.