President Barack Obama on Wednesday invited a Muslim Texas school boy who was arrested for bringing a home-made clock to school to come to the White House.
Obama called the clock "cool" and said Ahmed Mohamed's inventiveness is what makes the country great.
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.— President Obama (@President Obama) 1442422734.0
Some responded positively, cheering the president for supporting the child, who was interrogated after his teacher questioned his motives when making the clock.
Go, Obama! Go, Ahmed! https://t.co/ha9W4DHqO4— Dr. Juliette Wade #TheBrokenTrust #BLM (@Dr. Juliette Wade #TheBrokenTrust #BLM) 1442423245.0
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Twitter conservatives wasted no time piling on both the president and the 14 year old.
.@POTUS @WhiteHouse What were the red sticks attached to the clock?— Bob Owens (@Bob Owens) 1442423058.0
Many seemed to believe the situation had ended well, with some using humor. Some pointed out that the president seemed to be needling GOP candidate Donald Trump and his campaign slogan, "make America great again."
.@POTUS trolls Trump, extends White House invite to Muslim teen arrested for bringing homemade clock to school. http://t.co/oBlnimpeAo— Early & Often (@Early & Often) 1442423930.0
Ahmed brings clock to Obama. Obama nods. Ahmed presses button. Texas falls into the sea.— Nick Disband the Police Mamatas 🤼♂️🏴 (@Nick Disband the Police Mamatas 🤼♂️🏴) 1442423826.0
Dawg, President Obama tweeted Ahmed? I hate he had to experience discrimination and racial profiling, but my man is about to start winning.— Stew, not Stu (@Stew, not Stu) 1442423773.0