Be Best? Trump Is Cyber Bullying Greta Thunberg On Twitter
The President of the United States continued his online mockery of climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, Newsweek reported, by quote-tweeting another user who criticized the 16-year-old over her recent speech at the United Nations.
Twitter user @Opinion8dKellie shared a video of Thunberg’s speech, during which the teen passionately chastised world leaders for failing to address global warming, and referred to her as an “actress.”
"What an actress! 'I should be in school.' She's getting the best education socialism can steal. I won't be held hostage by someone who just got a learner's permit. Sorry kiddo! Tell Al to try again,” the tweet read.
Trump added his own comment, saying, "Keep up the great work Kellie!"
Newsweek noted that professor Jennifer Taub of Vermont Law School took the opportunity to remind the president of First Lady Melania Trump’s anti-bullying campaign.
"Sir, cyberbullying a child who is helping better the word demonstrates your reprehensible weakness and desperation," she tweeted in response to Trump. "As @FLOTUS tells us, #BeBest. You undermine your wife's efforts and disgrace the office of the President of the United States. Every. Single. Day."
Trump previously mocked Thunberg on Twitter, writing shortly after her speech to the UN: "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!"