Greta Thunberg Holds Her Ground Against Trump, Twitterati Laud Her

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Greta Thunberg has changed her Twitter bio to reflect Donald Trump's earlier attempted jibe at her; Twitterati hail Greta's subtle act

Written By Akriti Tyagi | Mumbai | Updated On:
Greta Thunberg

Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg had a unique responded to US President Donald Trump's attempt to mock her. She changed her Twitter bio to reflect Trump's jibe. Her Twitter handle now says, 'A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.'

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'Happy young girl'

On September 24, Donald Trump had tweeted an excerpt of Greta Thunberg's UN Climate Action Summit speech, and had captioned it.

Soon after, Greta Thunberg changed her profile to reflect what Trump had taunted her with.

READ | Donald Trump mocks climate change activist Greta Thunberg in a tweet

Greta's response has garnered her respect and popularity across the social media spectrum. People are pointing it out and are clearly hailing the unperturbed manner with which Greta has responded to the US President.

 

Earlier, Greta's glare when she and Donald Trump crossed paths at the summit had gone viral on social media. Presidential Candidate for the Democrats, Julián Castro had even tweeted about the stare.

Trump has time and again questioned climate science and has expressed his reluctance to adopt any recommendations that the scientists offer. William Happer quitting the White House had been a primary example.

READ | Greta Thunberg's stare at Donald Trump as he arrives at UN goes viral

Teenage activist's UN speech

At the UN Climate Action Summit, addressing a room full of world leaders, the teenager asked, "How dare you?" saying that 'we' (the future generation) would 'never forgive' them if they failed her generation on climate change. 

She said, "How dare you think that this can be sold as business as usual and some technical solutions. With today's emissions levels, that remaining CO2 budget will be entirely gone in less than eight and a half years. There will be no solutions or plans presented in lines with these figures here today. Because these numbers are too uncomfortable and you are still not mature enough to tell it like it is," said Greta Thunberg.

"You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal, the eyes of all the future generations are upon you and if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you, we will not let you get away with this, right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up and change is coming. Whether you like it or not," she added. 

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