*President Barack Obama’s choice of invited guests to the White House isn’t winning him much support (if any) from CJ Pearson.
The 13-year-old conservative and Ted Cruz fanatic, who is isn’t shy about his lack of appreciation for Obama’s political actions, has been making waves on YouTube with criticizing the commander-in-chief for inviting Ahmed Mohamed to the White House in his latest video, “Dear Mr. President and Ahmed.”
Mohamed generated headline over the last few days after he was arrested for making a clock that a teacher at his school mistook for a bomb. Obama weighed in on the Muslim high school student’s situation upon hearing about it as he tweeted his support and ultimately invited him to the White House.
While many people viewed Obama’s invitation as a plus, Pearson saw it very differently, saying the action was a tool to promote Obama’s agenda. In his criticism, Pearson goes slams the Obama for not extending White House invitations to the families of slain police officers or Kathryn Steinle, a San Francisco shooting victim, Time notes.
“Mr. President, what are your priorities here?” Pearson asked. “Because in all honesty, I think you’re being ignorant, I think you’re incompetent, and I think you don’t understand reality.”
While he admits receiving “some negativity” online for going in on Obama, Pearson counters it, telling Time that the outpouring of support he has received from conservatives has been “truly humbling.”
Obama isn’t the only person or thing to make Pearson’s to-criticize list. The YouTube fixture, who joined the video outlet in February, has made a noticeable impact more than 3 million views collected from giving his take on various hot-button issues from posts with titles such as “CJ Pearson DESTROYS Common Core,” “Hillary Clinton for Narcissist In Chief!” and “Sorry, Islam. You’re not taking away my liberty!”
Add the national attention he’s gotten on Fox & Friends, The Washington Times, Newsmax and USA Today before “Dear Mr. President and Ahmed” and Pearson is someone to watch. So much so that he’s caught the attention of Republican presidential Ted Cruz, who named him the national chairman of the “Teens for Ted” coalition on Sept. 8. In Pearson’s eyes, the Texas Senator, who he says he will do “whatever it takes” to secure the youth vote for, is a “once in a lifetime candidate.”
For anyone wondering about Pearson’s parents, the teen, who is from Grovetown, Georgia, mentioned to Time that while his folks are Democrats who “virtually disagree with everything” he says, they do support his efforts to be involved with politics. “Discussion is tense, yet respectful,” Pearson added. “They have their views. I have mine.”
For more about Pearson, click here.
See his “Dear Mr. President and Ahmed” video below:
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) September 16, 2015