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Trump mocks 16-year-old Greta Thunberg as ‘very happy young girl’ after tearful climate change plea

2019-09-24

Hey Donald, pick on someone your own age.

President Trump mocked 16-year-old Greta Thunberg after the climate activist made a tearful plea for action to save the planet.

“She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future,” Trump, 73, wrote on Twitter while sharing a video of Thunberg’s appearance at the United Nations. “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

The iconic Swedish teenage activist drew the ire of the world’s most powerful man when she lashed out at hypocritical grown-up leaders at a UN climate summit on Monday.

Dumping platitudes and “can’t we all get along?" happy talk, Thunberg painted a grim portrait of a planet in crisis — locked in the grip of blind leaders.

"We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth,” she said.

Trump, who regularly questions whether climate change is real and pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, apparently took her salvo personally.

His nasty tweet came as Fox News was forced to apologize for a contributor who blasted Thunberg as “mentally ill.”