Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg hit back at US President Donald Trump who is currently facing a tough uphill battle for his re-election bid. Earlier, when Trump lost his cool and baselessly alleged voter fraud, he tweeted “STOP THE COUNT!” when numbers began to go against him. In response, 17-year-old Thunberg, who waited eleven months to give it back to him, used Trump’s own words from last year and tweeted, “So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill, Donald, Chill!”
Thunberg’s tweet on Thursday was phrased exactly like Trump’s December 2019 tweet directed at her after she was named Time Person of the Year. Trump had criticised Thunberg and wrote on Twitter at the time that she should work on her “anger management problem” and “go to an old-fashioned movie with a friend”.
“Chill Greta, chill!” the president directed at her in the tweet, which began with him branding her Time award as “so ridiculous”.
Thunberg’s tweet has garnered more than 1.2 million likes, surpassing the number of ‘likes’ Trump’s original post got so far.
how it started: how it’s going: pic.twitter.com/VbyeDWPSsl
— CoffeeMaestro (@coffeemaestro_) November 5, 2020
Now and again, Thunberg, who recently accepted the Gulbenkian Prize For Humanity, has criticised US president’s attitude towards climate policies. After Trump’s “anger management problem” tweet last year, she even briefly changed her Twitter biography to “teen working on her anger management problem”.
Greta held onto this for 11 MONTHS and dropped an absolute precision missile strike. pic.twitter.com/0MxnWSNKZ3
— Jim Harper (@NewsroomJim) November 6, 2020
‘Every election is a climate election’
Through this week leading up the election, Thunberg has been using her social media platforms to urge her followers to “use their vote well”.
“Today, many of you will have the opportunity to make a choice. Your vote will affect billions of people around the world. Your vote will affect countless of generations to come,” she wrote.
Today, many of you will have the opportunity to make a choice.
Your vote will affect billions of people around the world.
Your vote will affect countless of generations to come.
Use it well.
Every election is a climate election.#ElectionDay
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 3, 2020
Endorsing Joe Biden earlier, Thunberg made a clear statement saying that from a climate perspective, “Just get organised and get everyone to vote Biden.”
I never engage in party politics. But the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that.
From a climate perspective it’s very far from enough and many of you of course supported other candidates. But, I mean…you know…damn!
Just get organized and get everyone to vote #Biden https://t.co/gFttFBZK5O
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 10, 2020
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