16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg mocked by U.S. President Donald Trump on social media on late Monday.
Posting a fatalistic statement, the Swedish teen had made earlier Monday on the United Nations’ special meeting on climate change, Trump posted that “She looks like a pleased young girl looking forward to a bright and great future. So good to see! “
Trump briefly attended the Climate Action Summit in New York; however, left after 14 minutes. The president has consistently expressed skepticism concerning the notion of man-made climate change, and his administration has declined to make the issue any priority.
Thunberg has developed an international following for her persistent efforts to get the international community to fight climate change, significantly winning support among young people. Trump’s post contained one among her quotes from her U.N. remarks Monday:” People are struggling, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. Where to start with of mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of continuous economic growth.”
Thunberg didn’t mention Trump or another leader by name in her remarks; however, she did scold the world’s leaders. Trump was not alone Monday in mocking Thunberg. On News channel, Michael Knowles referred to Thunberg as “a mentally ill Swedish child who’s being exploited by her parents and by the international left,” then doubled down and known as her “mentally ill” a second time. The network subsequently apologized for his remarks.