C.J. Pearson, a thirteen-year-old critic of the Obama administration, has made waves online after posting a picture claiming that the President’s twitter account had blocked him. He claimed this happened after C.J. criticized President Obama for inviting Ahmed Mohamed to visit the White House.
Well, this sucks. pic.twitter.com/S9jESl5ybi
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) September 23, 2015
Mohamed is a fourteen-year-old who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school that authorities mistook for a bomb.
Officials from the White House have responded to the accusation that Pearson was blocked by noting that it is not the policy of the White House to block anyone from following government social media accounts.
Online, armies quickly amassed on both sides. Supporters of the administration claim that Pearson made up the image, while Pearson’s supporters contend that the White House is lying.
“If you think the American people are gonna fall for your little tricks, you’re downright crazy,” said Pearson. “This administration has lied to the America People time and time again. They lied about Bengazi. They lied about the IRS. They lied about every issue of importance to the American people.”
Pearson posted a video on Facebook attempting to keep the discussion going about whether he had been blocked by the White House.
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For more on this, read the article from the Hill titled: “White House denies blocking 13-year-old critic on Twitter.”