Thank goodness. There were rumors earlier today that the United States might miss out on the greatest meeting of scientific minds since that selfie of President Obama, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson was taken.
On WH South Lawn @POTUS just chatted w/Ahmed Mohamed @IStandWithAhmed. @PressSec downplayed this possibility earlier today. #astronomynight
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) October 19, 2015
Why downplay the possibility? As Twitchy reported, Ahmed Mohamed’s smiling selfie with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes in Darfur, might have proved problematic.
"We need to inspire more young people to ask about the stars" —@POTUS: https://t.co/kQpeyMCuOj #AstronomyNight pic.twitter.com/tRqWYc35zk
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 19, 2015
Speaking of stars, remember when A-list celebrities like George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and Don Cheadle put their star power to work to push the #NotOnOurWatch campaign against atrocities in Darfur? Good times.
Ahmed #ClockBoy Mohamed at WH @POTUS tonight after visit w/ Darfur war criminal Sudan Pres Bashir. Silence from Clooney and #NotOnOurWatch
— John Heller (@hpjohn1) October 19, 2015
@MajorCBS @POTUS @IStandWithAhmed @PressSec Seriously, the kid who put RadioShack clock in a briefcase? Jitterbomb for seniors, big buttons
— Jonathan T. Lovitt (@jonygitar) October 20, 2015
@MajorCBS @POTUS @IStandWithAhmed @PressSec its sad when I kid that takes apart a manufactured clock is rewarded as if he invented something
— Aaron LePrell (@ALePrell) October 20, 2015
He won’t get to show his “cool clock” to the president, but will Mohamed at least get to add another selfie to his collection of world leaders? It’s not quite a selfie, but it is a shot of President Obama and Clock Kid.
President Barack Obama chats with @IStandWithAhmed at the White House #AstronomyNight pic.twitter.com/7pJp1ZMzEZ
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 20, 2015
President Obama delivering remarks at White House astronomy event; 14 yr-old clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed in attendance. pic.twitter.com/PPnP63RDHq
— Stephen Crowley (@Stcrow) October 20, 2015
#AhmedMohamed at Astronomy Night! @WhiteHouse @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/1Jg0OYzMOC
— Ken Kalthoff (@KenKalthoffNBC5) October 19, 2015
Why stop at one exclamation point, Ken?
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