After Texas teen Ahmed Mohamed was arrested and suspended last month for bringing a homemade “clock” to school that looked suspiciously like a bomb, President Obama invited him to the White House:

In the past few days, Mohamed and his family were “overjoyed” to meet with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is “wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes in Darfur.”

Now suddenly the White House appears to be backpedaling big time:

It doesn’t sound like Mohamed was told that would be the case previously:

Sure does:

“I really wanted to meet the president sometime in my life,” Ahmed told Yahoo News on Monday. “I just didn’t know it would be this early.”

Whether Obama does personally meet with Mohamed tonight (in public or private) remains to be seen.

Update:

Obama did briefly speak with Mohamed on the South Lawn at Astronomy Night:

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