Twitter mocks Dinesh D'Souza for 'metaphorically' calling Obama a 'boy' from the 'ghetto'
Dinesh D'Souza: Photo by Gage Skidmore (Flickr Creative Commons)

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza took what many are calling a racist jab at President Barack Obama on Wednesday via the social medium Twitter.

Talking Points Memo pointed to the tweet by D'Souza, who has yet to serve any time for his felony fraud conviction for campaign finance violations.

D'Souza wrote Wednesday morning:

The former Reagan administration wunderkind -- who was fired from his position as president of a Christian college in 2012 over an extramarital affair with a much-younger woman -- was chiming in on the current storm of outrage emanating from the right regarding the president's lighthearted "selfie stick" video for BuzzFeed.

When he began to receive angry tweets and messages that calling the president a "boy" from the "ghetto" might easily be construed as racist, D'Souza replied that he was speaking "metaphorically."

Twitter users responded skeptically.