U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg for expressing anger at climate change, advising her to “chill” and go to the cinema.
“It’s ridiculous,” the current occupant of the White House wrote in reaction to a tweet congratulating the young climate activist for being named “Person of the Year” by Time Magazine. “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good, old-fashioned movie with a friend!”
“Chill, Greta, chill,” added the Republican billionaire, who withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement soon after becoming president.
Sixteen-year-old Thunberg has come to symbolise the fight against climate change worldwide, rallying millions to her cause. Time Magazine designated her its personality of the year in its latest edition.
In response to Trump’s Tweet, Thunberg changed her Twitter Bio to: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old-fashioned movie with a friend.”