A new attack against Greta Thunberg has come from President Donald Trump this morning, who has spent a lot of time on Twitter to start his day.
Trump retweeted a video of Thunberg’s now-famous speech to the UN in New York. The original text with the speech called Thunberg wasn’t just an actress, but a socialist. Trump included his own comment – “Keep up the great work”, directed to the original post.
It’s important to remember that Thunberg is a 16-year-old girl on the autism spectrum from Sweden.
Not The First Time He’s Mocked a Child
This isn’t the first time the president has taken a shot at this teenager, who is a climate change activist that is making big splashes lately.
After her speech at the UN summit on climate change in New York City, Donald Trump retweeted her speaking, openly mocking her passionate and emotional words.
“She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”
Thunberg was admonishing members of the UN who could only talk about “fairytales” of “eternal economic growth” while “entire ecosystems” were collapsing.
She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! https://t.co/1tQG6QcVKO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019
This time, Trump agreed with the Twitter account “Opinion8dKellie”, who has just over 9,000 followers on the social media platform.
In her tweet against Thunberg, Kellie said that she was getting “the best education socialism can steal.”
“I won’t be held hostage by someone who just got a learner’s permit… Tell AI to try again.”
Trump retweeted the post, which was posted on September 23, with the words, “Keep up the great work Kellie!”
How Trump even dug up this post from so long ago when the original Twitter account is so active is unknown. Was he just digging for something on Thunberg in particular, or was he doing a deep dive of Kellie’s account?
Keep up the great work Kellie! https://t.co/PcAnK009EW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2019
Putin Hates Her, Too
When talking to an energy forum in Moscow yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin also expressed his dislike of Thunberg, again citing her UN speech that has made Thunberg a household name.
“I don’t share the common excitement about the speech,” he told them. “No one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex”, and that people all over the world “want to live at the same wealth level as in Sweden.”
The bad news for these two world leaders? Recent reports suggest that Thunberg could be a frontrunner for the next Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced later this month.
President Trump has said as recently as last month that he believes he deserves the prize, which is given to people who have done work to help unite countries, end wars, or make major social justice strides.