President Donald Trump on Thursday, Dec. 12, critiqued teenage global warming activist Greta Thunberg after she was awarded TIME’s Person of the Year cover.
“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!”
So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019
Time magazine on Wednesday unveiled its Person of the Year issue, announcing that Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist, had won the honor.
The Western Journal commented on the decision of TIME magazine:
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.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. also criticized TIME magazine’s choice.
“Time leaves out the Hong Kong protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms to push a teen being used as a marketing gimmick,” he wrote. “How dare you?”
Time leaves out the Hong Kong Protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms to push a teen being used as a marketing gimmick.
How dare you? https://t.co/dnV9mESM6G
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 11, 2019
On Dec. 11, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro called Greta Thunberg a “brat” after her comment on two Indigenous people Brazilians’ death in the Amazon.
“Greta said that the Indians died because they were defending the Amazon,” Bolsonaro told a group of journalists. “It’s impressive that the press is giving space to a brat like that,” he added, using the Portuguese word ”pirralha.”
In September, President Trump mocked Thunberg after she spoke angrily to the United Nations for failing to address climate change.
“She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future,” he wrote. “So nice to see!”