Could Donald Trump become anymore of a global embarrassment?
It’s hard to imagine.
His incompetence becomes even more patent when he starts mocking the likes of Greta Thunberg; the 16-year old, Swedish climate activist who seems to have a lot of powerful men in a bind.
News yesterday that Thunberg had claimed the prestigious ‘Person of the Year’ accolade issued by Time Magazine– an acknowledgement Trump was clearly hoping to snag himself– sent the President into a tailspin.
Taking to Twitter (of course), 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!”
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
Of course, the audacity of Trump proffering advice to anyone but himself about ‘anger management’ issues, is beyond laughable. A 2016 report conducted by the New York Times found that 1 in 8 of Trump’s prolific tweets was a personal insult. He’d benefit from a mirror rather than a keyboard.
But naturally Thunberg, who’s never shied from a public stoush with Trump, got the last laugh.
She quickly responded to the leader’s jealous tweet by changing 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.”
It’s not the first time Trump has found Thunberg’s growing, global influence triggering.
Following her impassioned speech at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York earlier this year, Trump sarcastically wrote:
“She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”
Again, Thunberg changed her bio to mimic Trump’s absurdity.
On Monday, Time Magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal issued the following statement about the selection of Thunberg:
“Thunberg has become the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet—and the avatar of a broader generational shift in our culture that is playing out everywhere from the campuses of Hong Kong to the halls of Congress in Washington.”
She certainly gives us a lot more to be hopeful about than anything coming out of the White House right now.