– With AAP.
1. Greta Thunberg responds to Donald Trump’s subtle dig on Twitter.
It appears US President Donald Trump has mocked Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg who gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations in New York, urging world leaders to do more to combat climate change.
The 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg scolded the audience at the UN Climate Action Summit on Monday, repeatedly asking, “How dare you?”
“We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and yet all you can talk about is money. You are failing us,” Thunberg said.
Greta Thunberg’s United Nations speech. Post continues after video.
In a tweet late on Monday, Trump said of Thunberg, “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”
In response, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to describe herself as: “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future”.
The hashtag #GretaThunbergOutdidTrump soon began trending on Twitter, while others shared the tagline “Make America Greta Again”.
Trump had spent only a few minutes at the climate summit, a centrepiece of this year’s UN General Assembly schedule.
Trump instead chose to focus on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters.
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