Donald Trump is one of the most talked-about people in the world, with his DT quotes making us all face-palm on the regular.
The president of the United States never fails to be controversial, and from explaining why he deserves a Nobel Prize to his comments about The Squad and his snubbing his daughter Tiffany, the past year has been no exception. And let’s not forget the recent cancellation of a potential trip to Denmark because they wouldn’t sell him Greenland.
This week however it was his comments about 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg that made news.
After spearheading the worldwide climate strikes, Greta took to the stage at this week’s UN Climate Summit to call for action and give politicians a dressing down.
‘You are still not mature enough to tell it as it is,’ Greta addressed the politicians. ‘You are failing us but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you and if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you. We will not let you get away with this. Right here right now is where we draw the line.’
But while others credited the 16-year-old for speaking up, Donald Trump was accused of mocking the activist.
Posting a video of her emotional speech to his Twitter account, Donald Trump captioned the post: ‘She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!’
Not long after Trump’s condescending tweet, people started to call on First Lady Melania, informing her that she needed to take action on behalf of her anti-bullying campaign, #BeBest.
‘The sitting President of the United States is gleefully cyber-bullying a 16 year-old girl with aspergers because she’s passionate about saving humanity from itself,’ tweeted one user.’Really great job on your #BeBest campaign there, Melania.’
Another posted: ‘Hey @FLOTUS. Your husband is mocking a young girl on social media. #BeBest.’
Melania Trump is yet to respond.