President Donald Trump tells Greta to work on anger management and 'chill'
12 December 2019, 12:50 | Updated: 12 December 2019, 13:30
President Donald Trump has told 16-year-old climate activist, Greta Thunberg, she needs to work on her "anger management problem."
President Trump, 73, was responding to a tweet congratulating Greta on being named Time's youngest ever "Person of the Year."
The teen has become the face of the youth climate movement, drawing large crowds with her appearances at protests and conferences over the past year-and-a-half.
But the President used his often controversial Twitter account to hit out at the Swedish teenager.
So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019
Mr Trump said it was "so ridiculous," that she won before suggesting Greta "must work on her Anger Management problem."
The President added Ms Thunberg should "then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!"
Before telling the teen to: "Chill Greta, Chill."
Greta quickly retaliated, changing her Twitter biography to: "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."
When it comes to keeping his promises, there's only one Person Of The Year:— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 11, 2019
✅Record Job Creation
✅Historic Tax Cuts
✅#AmericaFirst Trade Deals
✅Building the Wall#TIMEPOY #PromisesMadePromisesKept pic.twitter.com/pe1CNB7KKz
Previously Trump's 2020 campaign team hijacked the climate change activist's magazine cover, superimposing the President's head over that of the teen.
The President has had a long-standing interest being on the cover of the magazine which stretches back to before his time in the White House.
He was known to have once hung fake Time covers with his face on them on the walls of his Mar-A-Lago golf course.
Last year's Time winners included murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; the staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, where five people were shot dead; Philippine journalist Maria Ressa; and two Reuters journalists.