Greta Thunberg tells Trump to 'work on his anger management problem'By Mark Pygas
Nov. 6 2020, Published 9:18 a.m. ET
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has taken a jab at President Donald Trump amid the contested election. The 17-year-old used an insult that Trump had previously used on her after the president took to social media to claim—without evidence—that there was widespread voter fraud in several swing states.
"So ridiculous," Thunberg wrote on Twitter. "Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill!"
Her comment has since attracted over 1.5 million likes and nearly 400,000 retweets.
Almost a year ago, Thunberg was named TIME's Person of the Year. While most people applauded Thunberg for an award well-earned, Thunberg attracted criticism from President Trump.
President Trump took a jab at Thunberg, writing in response to a tweet congratulating Thunberg: "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"
Following that dispute, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to read: "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."
Thunberg and President Donald Trump have a long history. After the teenager spoke to the United Nations in September, 2019, President Donald Trump sarcastically tweeted: "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!"
Following that dispute, Thunberg said that adults “choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science”, suggesting they “must simply feel so threatened.”
"Here we go again," the climate activist wrote in a series of tweets. "As you may have noticed, the haters are as active as ever - going after me, my looks, my clothes, my behavior and my differences. They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory."
"It seems they will cross every possible line to avert the focus, since they are so desperate not to talk about the climate and ecological crisis. Being different is not an illness and the current, best available science is not opinions - it’s facts."
"I honestly don’t understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead. I guess they must simply feel so threatened by us."
"But don’t waste your time giving them any more attention. The world is waking up. Change is coming whether they like it or not. See you in the streets this Friday!"