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Greta Thunberg Expertly Trolls Donald Trump After His Sarcastic Tweet About Her

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Greta Thunberg Expertly Trolls Donald Trump After His Sarcastic Tweet About Her

It's great to see the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world has been able to take time out to tweet about one of brightest young minds we have.

Although Donald Trump decided that taking notice of Greta Thunberg's pleas to address the climate change crisis didn't fit into his busy schedule, he instead decided the best way to deal with Thunberg's call to action was to share a sarcastic tweet about the activist with his 64.7 million followers.

Quote tweeting a video in which Wired reported on environmental activist Greta's UN speech, Donald hit peak president of the United States.

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Wired captioned their coverage of Greta's speech: "'People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.' Watch Greta Thunberg speak at the UN Monday morning."

Greta gave an impassioned and informative speech in which she called on world leaders to take stock of how important the problem is.

It looks like some of it may have gone over Trump's head though, as his response wasn't exactly enlightening.

It read: "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!"

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Trump finally addressed Greta's concerns. Credit: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump
Trump finally addressed Greta's concerns. Credit: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump

But being the thick-skinned legend that she is, Greta subtly and expertly trolled Trump right back.

Rather than try to respond to him, she changed her Twitter bio to: "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."

Sarcastic in itself, she left it at that. After all, we're taught not to give bullies the attention they crave, aren't we?

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Credit: Twitter/@GretaThunberg
Credit: Twitter/@GretaThunberg

It's not the first time the two have had a run in.

Earlier this week we saw a bit of a stand-off between Greta and Trump, who were both in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit - with the teenager seen glowering at the president as he walked past, before he addressed the media.

Although Trump did come along to the summit, he actually only sat through a short speech by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, meaning he missed Thunberg's heartfelt address.

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Sitting in the audience, he could be seen wearing headphones to listen along, his eyes closed - at which point many people accused him of 'falling asleep' - the White House didn't admit to this though.

Although Trump's speech was fairly run-of-the-mill, Greta's has made headlines all over the world.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Amelia Ward
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