Trump Mocks Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ Greta Thunberg

On Thursday, President Donald Trump mocked teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has just become Time magazine’s Person of the Year. President Trump called Thunberg’s win “ridiculous” and thought she should take anger management classes.

‘Chill Greta, Chill!’

“So ridiculous,” Trump tweeted. “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”

Trump was Time’s Person of the Year in 2016.

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After Trump’s tweet, Thunberg updated her Twitter bio to have some fun with the American president’s comment, writing, “A teenager working on her anger management problem.”

“Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend,” Thunberg added.

Donald Trump Jr. also weighed in on Time picking Thunberg, blasting the magazine for their decision.

“Time leaves out the Hong Kong Protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms to push a teen being used as a marketing gimmick,” the president’s son wrote. “How dare you?”

President Trump Has Had Fun with Thunberg Before

It was not the first time the president made mention of Thunberg.

After Thunberg made an emotional speech at the United Nations in September, Trump appeared to lampoon the 16-year-old by tweeting that she “seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”

In response, Thunberg did not directly address Trump, but she did update her Twitter bio to make fun of his tweet.

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Thunberg Has Spoken Many Times On Climate Change

Thunberg, who has Asperger’s syndrome, is well known as a climate change activist, despite her young age. She has been asked to speak on the issue in front of several high-profile groups, including the United Nations and Congress.

“I shouldn’t be up here,” she said in her September before the U.N. “I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean.”

“Yet you all come to us young people for hope,” she added. “How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”

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