US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Time journal’s naming of Greta Thunberg as 2019 Particular person of the Yr, saying the local weather activist ought to “chill” and go see a film.
“So ridiculous. Greta should work on her Anger Administration drawback, then go to quaint film with a good friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” he tweeted.
So ridiculous. Greta should work on her Anger Administration drawback, then go to quaint film with a good friend! Chill Greta, Chill! https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019
The diss got here after the journal on Wednesday honored 16-year-old Thunberg, who final 12 months launched a solo “Faculty Strike for the Local weather,” or “Fridays For Future,” protest in opposition to international warming that has since grown right into a worldwide motion and seen her tipped as a possible Nobel laureate.
Thunberg has change into identified for her fiery speeches to world leaders, and was on Wednesday in Madrid, the place she accused wealthy international locations of “deceptive” individuals into pondering they’re taking significant motion in opposition to local weather change.
In maybe her most iconic look, she laid in to world leaders at one other UN local weather summit in September, thundering “How dare you?” for failing to take motion to cease runaway international warming.
Her rhetoric, youth and prognosis of Asperger’s syndrome, a gentle type of autism, have made her a frequent goal of critics.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed her as a “brat,” and following her September speech in New York, Trump quipped that she is a “very glad younger lady wanting ahead to a vivid and great future.
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