Hardly a day goes by when something #45 Tweets or says does not make me cringe. But this week he sank to a new low when he mocked Time’s Person of the Year Greta Thunberg. Like a petulant, jealous middle schooler Trump tweeted “So ridiculous, Greta must work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill, Greta, Chill!”
What is so interesting and sad about that tweet is that President Trump projects onto Greta Thunberg, the very actions he so often displays. When Greta challenged all the world’s leaders at the U.N. to get serious about addressing climate change, her anger was very controlled and very direct. By contrast #45 rants and raves on Twitter, on Fox and Friends, in press briefings and on the campaign trail. Always so quick to criticize and never take account of his actions, Trump should take note of Greta’s response. He might learn something about acting like a mature adult. He might also stop denying what all scientists affirm: that climate change and global warming are real and denying that reality is not only childish but ultimately destructive.
Rather than get into a back and forth with the president, Greta Thunberg mocked her critic by changing her Twitter page intro to “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”
Greta Thunberg is clearly the better person in that exchange. Not only did she best #45, but she also gave example to all adults including members of Congress to speak the truth, do what is right and not be deterred by smaller people with smaller minds.