Greta Thunberg mocked the US president Donald Trump tonight and told him to ‘chill’ as he continued to demand the nation stop counting votes in the presidential election.
The 17-year-old climate change activist took to social media to poke fun at the premier and urged him to ‘work on his anger management problem’.
The message mimicked a tweet the President had directed at her last year in which he reacted to the announcement that the environmental campaigner had become the youngest person to be named Person Of The Year by Time Magazine.
Taking to Twitter to reply to the President’s calls to ‘stop the count’, the teenager wrote: ‘So ridiculous. Donald must work on his anger management problem, then go to a good old-fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill!’
Greta Thunberg, 17, poked fun at the US president Donald Trump as he continued to demand the nation stop counting votes in the presidential election
Her comments come as President Trump launched a furious tweet demanding that the counts for the presidential election be stopped
The 17-year–old mimicked a tweet the President had directed at her last year and told him to ‘chill’ and ‘work on his anger management problem’
Last December, President Trump told Thunberg to ‘work on her anger management problem’ and ‘get a good old-fashioned movie with a friend’ after she was awarded with the Person Of The Year accolade.
In his tweet last year the President wrote: ‘So ridiculous. Greta must work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old-fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, chill!’
Following the president’s comments, the activist, who was 16 at the time, updated her Twitter bio to read: ‘A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old-fashioned movie with a friend.’
Thousands of Twitter users rushed to applaud Thunberg after she changed her bio to mock the President and the hashtag #GretaOutdidTrump began trending on the social media platform.
Last month the teenage activist also endorsed Democrat Joe Biden and urged voters to head to the polls and vote based on protecting the environment.
She said in a tweet: ‘From a climate perspective it’s very far from enough and many of you of course supported other candidates. But, I mean…you know…damn! Just get organised and get everyone to vote #Biden.’
In 2019, the teenager with Asperger’s syndrome became the face of the youth climate movement, drawing large crowds with her appearances at protests and conferences.
Her angry accusations that world leaders were failing the younger generation made headlines, including her shouts of ‘How dare you?’ during the UN General Assembly last year.
An image of her staring at Donald Trump as he entered the UN quickly also became a social media meme.
After she was named Person Of The Year by Time Magazine, President Trump said Thunberg need to ‘chill’ and ‘work on her anger management problem’
The teenage activist mocked the president and changed her Twitter bio using his words
The schoolgirl was seen at the UN headquarters last year with an enraged expression on her face as President Trump walked in
At the end of last year, Thunberg described herself as a ‘very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future’ after the President sarcastically said of her UN Speech: ‘She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see.’
Her latest comments come as President Trump launched a furious tweet demanding that the counts for the presidential election needed to be stopped early on Thursday morning.
As the count dragged on, Mr Trump expressed confidence he would win the election but said his campaign would sue in the battleground states where his rival Joe Biden had won.
‘All of the recent Biden claimed States will be legally challenged by us for Voter Fraud and State Election Fraud. Plenty of proof – just check out the Media. WE WILL WIN! America First!,’ Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning.
The Trump campaign had a legal victory in Pennsylvania on Thursday when a judge ruled ballot observers could watch officials count ballots within six feet.
Representatives of both campaigns were in the room to watch the counts but at a further distance because of the coronavirus. A county judge agreed with the Trump campaign, but Democrats appealed to the state Supreme Court.
Meanwhile the Biden campaign accused the Trump team of using the court system to delay the inevitable.
Joe Biden (speaking in Wilmington, Delaware) accused the Trump team of using the court system to delay the election results
‘What we’re seeing on these legal suits are that they are meritless and nothing more than an attempt to distract and delay what is now inevitable – Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States,’ campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon told reporters on Thursday morning.
The election outcome now hinges on five states: Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
Nevada, Arizona and Georgia had expected to finish their counts Thursday but then changed expectations.
The wafer-thin margins in each state mean that every ballot now counts to the result.