News and Commentary

Trump Cheers On Post Critical Of Greta Thunberg

   DailyWire.com
Greta Thunberg speaks at the United Nations (U.N.) where world leaders are holding a summit on climate change on September 23, 2019 in New York City.
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump cheered on a Twitter user who posted a critical message of teen climate change alarmist Greta Thunberg. 

Captioning a video clip of Thunberg’s recently delivery of her grim doomsday-type message about the environment at the United Nations, the Twitter user posted: “What an actress! ‘I should be in school.’ She’s getting the best education socialism can steal. I won’t be held hostage by someone who just got a learner’s permit. Sorry kiddo! Tell Al to try again.”

“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean,” Thunberg says in the CNN clip posted by the Twitter user. “Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you!”

Trump quote-tweeted the post and added, “Keep up the great work Kellie!”

Thunberg’s extreme U.N. speech claimed that “people are dying” and “entire ecosystems are collapsing” due to mass inaction on climate change. 

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” she said. “And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. 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 fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

“How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you’re doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight,” Thunberg continued. “You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency but no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act then you would be evil and that I refuse to believe.”

“You are failing us but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal,” she added. “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 the world is waking up and change is coming whether you like it or not.”

Trump remarked on Thunberg’s alarmist speech, sarcastically tweeting about how cheerful and happy the teenager seems. 

“She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!” the president posted. 

Thunberg reasoned with a change to her Twitter bio, which now reads: “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”

As noted by The Daily Wire, Thunberg’s radical U.N. speech was praised by the Left and, to a large extent, their allies in the mainstream media. But critics in the middle and on the Right took issue with the use of Thunberg as a “human shield” for their extremist political agenda. Others, highlighting Thunberg’s obvious irrational anxiety over the climate, likened her use in the movement to a form of “child abuse.”

Related: BACKLASH: Critics Lambast Melodramatic Greta Thunberg Speech As ‘Child Abuse’

The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Trump Cheers On Post Critical Of Greta Thunberg