‘Afraid of a 13-year-old boy?’ @POTUS allegedly blocks young critic C.J. Pearson; Update: Asst. WH press secretary denies
Despite his disagreements with Barack Obama, 13-year-old conservative YouTube sensation C.J. Pearson would still like to meet with the president to discuss the issues that matter to him:
Last week, 14-year-old Ahmed “Clock Kid” Mohamed got a White House invite from @BarackObama. So, what did Mr. Pearson apparently get for wanting to talk to the president about policy?
Guess that’s what you get for speaking out of turn.
Pretty sad, no?
You can find Pearson’s YouTube channel here.
Assistant White House press secretary Frank Benenati responded to Pearson’s claim of being blocked:
Editor’s note: The title of this post has been changed. It originally referred to the @BarackObama Twitter account, but according to Pearson’s screenshot, he was blocked by the @POTUS Twitter account. We’ve also corrected the same mistake in the body of the post. We apologize for the error. We have also changed the title and amended the text of this post in light of Benenati’s tweet. We apologize for any confusion we may have caused.
Some tweeters suspect that things aren’t what they first appeared to be. The Blaze’s deputy managing editor Oliver Darcy is among them:
Guess we’ll have to stay tuned to find out for sure …