While the likes of Facebook, Google and President Obama rallied behind 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, a Texas student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, right-winged naysayers were up in a fury. Case in point, 13-year-old Coreco JaQuan Pearson, national chair of Teens for Ted, a group in support of Republican candidate Ted Cruz.
Pearson went viral this week with two-minute video during which he criticized Obama’s decision to invite Mohamed to the White House. Comparing the president’s reaction to Mohamed’s arrest to his reaction to the shooting of a 32-year-old woman in California by an illegal immigrant, Pearson questioned Obama’s “priorities.”
“Now Mr. President, when Kate Steinle was gunned down by an illegal immigrant, you didn’t do anything, you didn’t even call the family, you didn’t invite them to the White House,” Pearson said. “Is that okay? I don’t think so. And to go even further, Mr. President, when cops are being gunned down, you don’t invite their family to the White House, you never did. But when a Muslim kid builds a clock? ‘Well, come on by.’”
Pearson also compared Obama’s the shootings at two military installations in Chattanooga, Tenn. to his celebration of the legalization of gay marriage. Calling Mohamed a “Muslim kid” “fits into” Obama’s political agenda, Pearson took things up a notch with a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement. Slamming Obama for allegedly trying to “appease” supporters of those against police brutality against black Americans, Pearson referred to the movement as domestic terrorism.
“And to go even further than that Mr. President, cops are being gunned down every single day because of your actions. Because you’re seeking to appease domestic terrorists, and those domestic terrorists are the Black Lives Matter movement.”
We can’t make this stuff up. Watch Coreco JaQuan Pearson’s viral video below: