PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS ‘CLOCK KID’ AHMED MOHAMED DURING WHITE HOUSE ASTRONOMY EVENT.
BigGovernment: In spite of the hubbub surrounding the appearance of “clock kid” Ahmed Mohamed at the White House, President Obama didn’t make him the center of attention during an event that was squarely focused on astronomy.
The president made brief remarks at the White House’s “Astronomy Night” before peering through a telescope and visiting briefly with a few of the attendees.
“We have to encourage those glimmers of curiosity,” Obama said during his remarks which highlighted the scientific curiosities of children around the country, but he did not refer to Mohamed’s experience.
According to the White House press pool, Ahmed Mohamed was in the third row of the audience.