Melania Trump has finally spoken out in the wake of Donald Trump’s mocking tweet directed at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, in which he told the teenager to “work on her anger management” and “chill” out.
Thunberg was named Time’s Person of the Year earlier this week and has drawn global attention to environmental causes. She has been open about her diagnosis of Asperger’s, calling it a “superpower” that helps her activism.
The President, a climate crisis denier, tweeted of her Time cover: “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”
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
Just last Wednesday, Melania Trump tweeted a defense of her own child, whose name was referenced in a pun by an impeachment inquiry witness.
“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it,” Melania Trump tweeted after Karlan, a law professor, mentioned Barron Trump during impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill. Karlan later apologized for making reference to the youngest Trump child’s name.
A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 4, 2019
Stephanie Grisham, who serves as top communication aide for both the first lady and the President, defended the first lady’s silence in a statement on Friday.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) December 13, 2019
Twitter was sickened:
so hold up wait…..they are blaming the victim (Greta) here?
— Aaron Roth (@aaronjroth) December 13, 2019
"So it is OK for us to be hypocrites."
That last part must have gotten cut out when you posted the screencapture, right? 😉
— 🇺🇸🇵🇷 Name is Bishop🌊 (@BishesBrew) December 13, 2019
You're a terrible advocate for children, BeBest.
Further, you've just targeted your son again.
You should have done the right thing just once Melania.
But you don't really care do u?
Concentration camps, you say, do nothing.
You support cruelty to children.
— DaleWillResist📣 (@awelab1956) December 13, 2019
Perhaps she could use her initiative to help a young girl who is being maliciously treated in public by the most powerful man in the world.
— Anne Arbor (@Anne_Arbor) December 13, 2019