'Be best': Trump attacks 16-year-old Time 'Person of the Year' ⁠— and Internet asks 'where's Melania?'

'Be best': Trump attacks 16-year-old Time 'Person of the Year' ⁠— and Internet asks 'where's Melania?'
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn of the White House after disembarking Marine One Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, following their trip to the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

President Donald Trump couldn’t contain himself any longer.


On Wednesday TIME Magazine announced its “Person of the Year,” 16-year old climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg, who has motivated countless millions to learn about and take action to combat the existential emergency the world is facing.

On Thursday the Leader of the Free World, President Donald Trump, attacked the 16 year old, who is on the autism spectrum, as having an “Anger Management problem.” He told her to “chill,” and “go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!” Trump, who was in the running but lost, also called Thunberg being named TIME’s “Person of the Year,” “ridiculous.”

Trump’s bullying of the climate crisis activist motivated many to ask the First Lady how her husband’s actions comport with her “Be Best” campaign to battle the online bullying of children. Others asked how Republicans could be so outraged last week when an impeachment witness merely mentioned the First Family’s youngest son’s name yet here is the President literally attacking a child and from the GOP, “crickets.”

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