Celebrity Sarah Palin Echoes Daughter Bristol's Critique of President Obama's Ahmed Mohamed White House Invite: It's 'About as Presidential as His Selfie Stick' Sarah Palin wrote on Facebook that President Barack Obama inviting Ahmed Mohamed to the White House was an attempt to attach himself to the "issue-of-the-day" By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 20, 2015 01:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty;Mark Wilson/Getty Just a few days after her daughter Bristol Palin critiqued President Barack Obama‘s decision to invite 9th grader Ahmed Mohamed to the White House, former gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin is now slamming the head of state’s move. Mohamed, a 14-year-old boy from Texas, was led out of school in police handcuffs after a teacher mistook a clock that he’d made for a bomb. In a post on her Facebook page, Palin referred her followers to her daughter’s blog post that said Obama’s invitation “encourages victimhood.” “Talk about the dangers of a reactionary-slash-biased media,” Palin wrote. President Obama to Trek Through Alaskan Wilderness with Bear Grylls The politician asked readers to “consider” kids that were disciplined at school for actions like bringing a “squirt gun” to class. “Kids humiliated and intimidated for innocent actions like those real examples are often marked the rest of their lives and made to feel really rotten,” Palin said. “Whereas Ahmed Muhammad [sic], an evidently obstinate-answering student bringing in a homemade ‘clock’ that obviously could be seen by conscientious teachers as a dangerous wired-up bomb-looking contraption (teachers who are told ‘if you see something, say something!’) gets invited to the White House.” Palin, 51, said that Obama’s “practice” of interjecting himself into the “issue-of-the-day” to seem like a “cool savior” “got old years ago.” “Remember him accusing police officers doing their job as ‘acting stupid’; claiming if he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin; claiming he needed to know who was a fault in an industrial accident so he’d ‘know who’s a– to kick”; etc., etc,” she wrote. “Those actions are about as presidential as his selfie stick.” Palin called Mohamed “suspicious,” and compared the pencil box used to create his clock to her own children’s school supplies. “Yep, believing that’s a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history. Right,” she wrote sarcastically. “That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England.” Despite the Palins’ critique of the teen, his story has been met with an outpouring of support.