Greta Thunberg, appropriately nicknamed "The Climate Teen", is a climate change activist. She has also just been named the Time Person of the Year. President Donald Trump responded to this announcement with a tweet mocking the 16-year-old. He wrote "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!" The tweet came after author and actor Roma Downey congratulated Thunberg in a tweet.
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
Greta Thunberg, 16, responded to Trump by simply changing her Twitter bio. The activist updated her description online to read: "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend." trump has complained in the past for not receiving the impressive honor from TIME magazine, and the tweet is likely another attack as a result of not being chosen.
Some people have pointed to First Lady Melania Trump's anti-bullying campaign known as "Be Best" as a way to chastise Trump's bullying. Melania tweeted "A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it," she tweeted last month. This tweet was repopularized after Trump's Thunberg comments.