White House Denies Obama Blocked Teen Conservative Activist on Twitter
Teenager C.J. Pearson insists he was blocked by @POTUS.
A teen conservative activist is claiming President Barack Obama's Twitter account blocked him after he criticized Obama's decision to invite Ahmed Mohamed — the 14-year-old Texas student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, where it was mistaken for a bomb — to the White House.
"Well, this sucks," 13-year-old C.J. Pearson posted on his Twitter, alongside a photo showing that @POTUS has blocked him. The photo received a large response on the social media site. Some people accused Pearson of photoshopping the picture while others stood up for him.
Well, this sucks. pic.twitter.com/S9jESl5ybi— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) September 23, 2015
Assistant White House press secretary Frank Benenati denied that @POTUS has "ever" blocked someone from the account.
Public Service Announcement: Nobody is or has ever been blocked from the @POTUS twitter account— Frank Benenati (@Benenati44) September 23, 2015
Another Twitter user says after Pearson said he was blocked he checked to see if Pearson was following @POTUS and he was, which would not be possible if he had been blocked. However, Pearson maintains he was blocked and released a Facebook video about the incident.
My response to the White House calling me a liar.Posted by CJ Pearson on Wednesday, September 23, 2015