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Bristol Palin Slams Obama for His Support of 'Clock Kid'

White House invite 'encourages more racial strife,' she says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2015 5:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – It may seem like absolutely everyone is rallying behind Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old arrested after the clock he made was mistaken for a bomb, but don't exactly count Bristol Palin among that number. After President Obama tweeted the teen an invitation to the White House, Palin responded on her blog. "This is the kind of stuff Obama needs to STAY out of," she wrote. "This encourages more racial strife that is already going on with the 'Black Lives Matter' crowd and encourages victimhood. The police made a mistake, clearly. But why put more people against them? Why egg it on? Childish games like this from our president have divided our country… even more today than when he was elected."

As Mediaite notes, some conservatives have expressed similar concerns that the wide support of Mohamed "would perpetuate the idea that police routinely engage in racial profiling." But tech companies are certainly rallying behind the teen. (Read more Bristol Palin stories.)

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