First Lady Melania Trump highlighted the difference between her son Baron and the 16-year-old girl climate change activist, Greta Thunberg in a statement issued by White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, reported Daily Caller.
The statement was eventually shared on CNN reporter Kate Bennett’s Twitter, which read:
“BeBest is the First Lady’s initiative, and she will continue to use it to do all she can to help children,” the statement read. “It is no secret that the President and First Lady often communicate differently—as most married couples do. Their son is not an activist who travels the globe giving speeches. He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy.”
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) December 13, 2019
The media interpreted the announcement as a sign of President Trump making excuses, after he targeted Thunberg on his Twitter on 12 Dec, when learning she won Time’s “Person of the Year.”
Meanwhile, FLOTUS aimed at separating her BeBest effort with her husband, President Trump’s opinion.
“So ridiculous,” the president tweeted. “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”
White House also argued that the president’s criticism of the teenage activist was fair, as she is a public speaker.
The Western Journal commented on the decision of TIME magazine, as well:
Not the Hong Kong protesters who are literally putting their lives and freedom on the line to fight Beijing’s barbaric tyranny.
Not the anonymous “whistleblower,” whose cowardly act of partisan subversion has plunged the world’s only superpower into a political crisis.
Not even President Donald Trump’s continued shaking up of the established political order can apparently compare to the earthshaking appeal of a teenage Swede with a chronically hectoring personality.
In response to President Trump, Thunberg changed the bio of her Twitter account to: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”