Conservative Teen Battles White House Over Alleged Twitter Block
A conservative teen who has made headlines for his YouTube diatribes against President Obama has now gotten the attention of the White House.
C.J. Pearson, 13, claimed in a tweet Wednesday that he had been blocked by the president's official Twitter account, @POTUS.
Well, this sucks. pic.twitter.com/S9jESl5ybi
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) September 23, 2015
A White House Press Office official, however, denied that anyone has ever been blocked from following the president.
Public Service Announcement: Nobody is or has ever been blocked from the @POTUS twitter account
— Frank Benenati (@Benenati44) September 23, 2015
Pearson got into it with Obama supporters on social media, facing accusations that he fabricated the message.
The teen's criticism of Obama's White House invitation to Ahmed Mohamed, a Texas teen who was handcuffed and questioned at school over his homemade clock, went viral last week.
He took to Facebook with a video response, criticizing the White House for calling him a "liar."
“This administration has lied to the American people time and time again. They lied about Bengazi. They lied about the IRS. They lied about every issue of importance to the American people. They expect us to believe they are telling the truth about this?" Pearson asked.