On Monday at the United Nations’ special meeting on climate change, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg gave an impassioned speech, slamming leaders of the world for failing the children of the future.
”People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth,” the Swedish teen railed.
“You are failing us,” she added to those present. “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.”
While Thunberg’s speech was met with applause, it seems as if Tweeter-in-Chief took issue with her data-backed statements, but couldn’t pull together anything else but a jeering dismissal of the teen’s bravery and activism.
“She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!” Trump quipped flippantly in a tweet containing a clip of the teen’s statement.
“So nice to see” was all the President of the supposed most powerful nation on earth, the one he himself claims as “great” had to say of a teen activists plea to leaders to fix the problem of climate change before it becomes entirely too late.
Some others have also lashed out against the teen – including Fox News guest Michael Knowles who called Thunberg a “mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.”
However, Trump’s mentions on Twitter soon filled with those firing back at him, as a world leader and a grown man, attacking a little girl.
As for Ms. Thunberg, she remains booked, busy and unbothered as she, a 16-year-old child, has to be the voice of reason among adults.
She and 15 other children from across the world filed a legal complaint against Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey over the climate crisis through the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child arguing that their human rights have been violated and that the five countries have not done enough “to prevent the deadly and foreseeable consequences” of climate change.
The cherry on top of the cake? Thunberg is of the generation of the internet and knows how to go head to head with an internet bully.
Her Twitter bio now simply reads “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”