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​Donald Trump Hits Out At Greta Thunberg – Again

​Donald Trump Hits Out At Greta Thunberg – Again

Donald Trump really has a real issue with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg - who happens to be 57 years his junior - having taken a swipe at her yet again in the wake of her TIME 2019 Person of the Year accolade.

Many people across the globe have expressed their congratulations to the 16-year-old, commending her for becoming the youngest individual ever awarded the title.

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However, Trump didn't seem quite able to join in with the praise - instead quote tweeting a congratulatory post from actor and producer Roma Downey's, writing: "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"

Mind you, Thunberg's nor arsed by yet another weird tirade; she's since updated her Twitter bio to show she's not intimidated by Trump.

Quoting his tweet, her bio now reads: "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."

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In an article that explained why Thunberg has been named as the Person of the Year, Edward Felsenthal, TIME's editor-in-chief wrote: "When she first heard about global warming as an eight-year-old, Thunberg says she thought, 'That can't be happening, because if that were happening, then the politicians would be taking care of it'.

"That they weren't is precisely what motivated her to act, as it has youth the world over who are forcing us to confront the peril of our own inaction, from the student-led protests on the streets of Santiago, Chile, to the young democracy activists fighting for rights and representation in Hong Kong to the high schoolers from Parkland, Fla., whose march against gun violence Thunberg cites as an inspiration for her climate strikes."

Thunberg is the youngest individual ever named TIME's Person of the Year, with Felsenthal going on to outline: "Thunberg demands action, and though far too many key measures are still moving in the wrong direction, there are nascent signs that action is coming.

"Corporate commitments to sustainable growth and net-zero emissions are on the rise. More than 60 countries have pledged to have a net carbon footprint of zero by 2050. American primary voters, especially in states beset by wildfires and flooding, are suddenly giving presidential candidates an earful on climate change.

"In Austria's September elections, the Green Party more than tripled its support at the expense of the Social Democrats, a development a leader of the Social Democrats attributed to Thunberg - just before he resigned. Even as China burns half the world's coal, it too is changing. It's now home to roughly 45 percent of the electric cars and 99 percent of the electric buses in the world."

And yet all that STILL isn't enough to impress the US president.

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Topics: Greta Thunberg, World News, News, Donald Trump

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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