Time magazine announced 2019’s “Person of the Year” this week and it’s none other than Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Naturally, when Donald Trump, who was also in the running for the coveted title, found out she had been selected instead of him, he wasn’t happy about it. So he took to Twitter.
Tweeted the 73-year-old about the 16-year-old: “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”
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
But, honestly, that’s the least interesting part of the story.
Rather than taking the bait and engaging in some sort of petty Twitter back-and-forth with the man who is President of the United States, Thunberg took Trump’s tweet… and made it her Twitter bio.
Meanwhile, plenty of others came to Thunberg’s defense, with many pointing to first lady Melania Trump‘s “Be Best” campaign, which aims to end bullying, especially among schoolchildren.
— Chris in Alabama (@ChrisNBama) December 12, 2019
— Karen Sayers (@kesayers) December 12, 2019
This is our President mocking a kid for trying to save our planet. Some of you voted for this guy, and are going to do it again ???? https://t.co/5MzAbem5sF
— Kase?Olsen (@KaseOlsen) December 12, 2019
— Jerry (@JerAtTheMovies) December 12, 2019
lmao someone's president is jealous and bullying a 16 year old girl https://t.co/JPyZXcUm4r
— Adam (@AdamHollands_10) December 12, 2019