Greta Thunberg is definitely a figure that most of the world has heard about. From her humble one-man efforts to raise awareness about climate change outside the Swedish parliament to her thunderous speech at the UN Summit, Greta has been the inspiring voice of her generation. Her efforts and powerful speeches have drawn plenty of admiration all around the world, eventually leading to a global climate strike right before the UN Climate Action Summit in New York. But as it drew applause from one side, it also received a lot of criticism from the other.

One of her most notorious critics is US President Donald Trump who went out of his way to mock Thunberg’s efforts on more than one occasion. And while the previous attack on the 16-year-old was more mellow, this time Trump truly took a jab at the activist by telling her to chill.

Greta Thunberg was recently named Time’s Person of the Year

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Greta Thunberg first made headlines in late 2018 when she began to spend her school days outside the Swedish parliament to draw attention and call for stronger action on global warming. She’d hold a sign saying “School strike for the climate” in Swedish. Greta’s protest started a snowball effect that soon developed into a full-blown global movement. First, other students in different communities picked up Thunberg’s message, and then people all around the world joined in.

And Trump clearly took offence at the fact, expressing his feelings on Twitter

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She received international attention (as well as criticism) for her involvement in the UN Climate Action Summit. First, Greta’s choice of transportation drew the media’s eye. The activist chose to sail across the Atlantic Ocean instead of flying to make her trip carbon-neutral. The voyage between Plymouth, England and New York, USA lasted 15 days, from 14 to 28 August 2019.

Greta pulled off the same thing she did before and put Trump’s comment in her bio

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After arriving in New York, Greta attended the UN Climate Action Summit where she delivered a powerful speech, that many applauded for the 16-year-old’s fierceness and fearless words directed right at the world leaders. Naturally, her presentation drew criticism as well, with Trump first mocking the girl on Twitter.

Greta did it before when Trump made comments about her UN speech

Among many other achievements, Thunberg was also nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize which ultimately ended up being awarded to Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Despite not receiving one of the most prestigious titles in the world, Greta still had an enormous impact. To most people, it was no surprise when Time named her the Person of the Year, an award that was previously held by such figures as Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Donald Trump himself.

You can watch her powerful message in the video below

Thunberg has made it clear that her message does not belong to any political party

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In response to the issue, Trump took to Twitter (as he does) to express his dissatisfaction with the situation. The US President called Greta being named Person of the Year ridiculous and went on to mock the girl’s demeanor, suggesting that she has an “anger management problem”. Greta indirectly responded to Trump’s criticism by striking back on the same social media platform. Thunberg quickly changed her profile bio, as she did once before, to reflect Trump’s words and many praised her for such a response.

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That was most likely a response to critics claiming that she’s a puppet of the left wing

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Here’s how people responded to the situation

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