Greta Thunberg used Trump’s mocking words to create her new Twitter bio
By now, you’ve probably heard about how our president spent actual time last night calling out 16-year-old powerhouse activist Greta Thunberg after she delivered what can only be described as an exquisitely impassioned plea for climate change action to world leaders. Now, Thunberg is hitting back, using Trump’s own words to troll him, and she did so with all the grace she brings to everything else she touches.
Trump took to Twitter last night, poking fun at Thunberg by posting a clip from Wired of her speaking at the UN General Assembly, saying in part, ”People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.” Instead of pointing out how brave and inspirational Thunberg is, he said, “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”
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
As collective eyes began to roll at how the leader of the free world could publicly bully a child, Thunberg decided to use his words to her benefit, by making it her new bio on Twitter which now reads, “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.” We do not deserve this brilliant young woman.
People were understandably elated to see Thunberg use Trump’s own words against him, likely stumping him and his pea-sized brain about what to do next to really stick it to a child:
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— Tom Harrington (@cbctom) September 24, 2019
Greta Thunberg changed her bio to Trump’s tweet attempt at insulting her.
This girl is gold. pic.twitter.com/zIjZ8weo93
— laura i. gómez (@laura) September 24, 2019
Trump has often mocked scientists, NASA, and NOAA, all who have spoken out about the future of our planet, at one point calling it a “myth” because it was set to be a cold winter in the U.S. He has even joked about global warming as we experience one disaster caused by climate change every single week.
“You say you hear us, and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am I do not want to believe that,” Thunberg said in her speech. “Because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act you would be evil, and that I refuse to believe.” She later joined forces with 15 other children to file a complaint to the U.N., stating world leaders have violated children’s rights because of inaction on climate change that has their futures in question.
Thunberg is doing her part to ensure a “bright and wonderful future” for everyone on the planet while Trump, per usual, spits hate and vitriol at the things he does not understand. Perhaps he should take a page out of his wife’s playbook and stop with the online bullying — #bebest.