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'Chill': Greta Thunberg mocks Trump with his own words

November 06, 2020 07:48 IST
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They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

Greta Thunberg, the teenage environmental activist mocked by United States Donald Trump in a tweet when she was named Time magazine’s person of the year, waited exactly 11 months before delivering the perfect response.

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In his December 2019 insult, Trump told Thunberg, 17, to work on her “anger management problem” and to “go to an old-fashioned movie with a friend”.


“Chill Greta, chill!” the US president implored in the tweet, which began with him branding her Time award as “so ridiculous”.

On Thursday, with Trump raging on Twitter in all capital letters and throwing out baseless allegations of voter fraud even as his election day lead in Pennsylvania and other states continued to erode, Thunberg threw his words straight back at him.

“So ridiculous,” Thunberg tweeted in reply to Trump’s earlier “STOP THE COUNT!” rant.

“Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill!”

Within two hours of posting it, the tweet had amassed more than 452,000 likes, double the total for Trump’s original message.

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