Andrea Tantaros and Fox News decided that Ahmed hadn’t been made to feel bad enough about bringing the clock he made to school. The hosts decided to make sure their viewers knew that Ahmed is a “nerd” and was “dumb” for bringing his clock to school to show his teacher.
“This story is really – I mean it has everyone I think scratching their heads. This clock – does anyone think that it did not look like a dangerous weapon out of a ‘Die Hard’ movie?” said Tantaros.
Tantaros was also not happy that President Barack Obama offered to have Ahmed bring his clock to the White House.
“What the president did, Sandra, by elevating this story to national attention, is he basically got rid of ‘If you see something say something,'” Tantaros lamented. “The teacher did her job. We have an FBI document out there right now that talks about what to look for. Okay? This is part of it and we’ve seen terror attacks before. We’ve seen them use cell phones and innate objects.”
Tantaros then went on to describe how Ahmed was “dumb” for bringing the clock.
“And look, Ahmed is a smart kid. He’s probably going to go to MIT and make a ton of money, but he did a really dumb thing and brought it to school and the president just elevated this to a national issue that doesn’t deserve elevating frankly,” she said.
Watch the exchange below via Media Matters.