Melania Trump Reacts to POTUS’ Controversial Remarks on Greta Thunberg

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First lady Melania Trump’s spokesperson is breaking the first lady’s silence in response to President Donald Trump’s recent swipe at teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Thunberg, 16, found herself taking a hit from the president after Time’s named her Person of the Year for 2019.

“So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!” Trump wrote on Twitter in response, adding, “Chill Greta, Chill!”

The teenage climate activist didn’t hold back, as she responded by changing her Twitter profile to read: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”

The Trump 2020 campaign then released a photo of the president’s face pasted on Thunberg’s Time’s cover for Person of the Year.

Check it out below:

Following the exchange, the first lady’s initiative, “Be Best,” trended on Twitter, as users looked to call out the first lady over her husband’s remarks.

See some of the reactions below:

However, Melania Trump didn’t stay silent, as her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham responded in a statement on Friday.

“Be Best is the first lady’s initiative, and she will continue to use it to do all she can to help children,” Grisham wrote, adding, “It is no secret that the president and first lady often communicate differently – as most married couples do.”

The statement continued to point out that the president and first lady’s son, Barron Trump, is “not an activist who travels the globe.”

“Their son is not an activist who travels the globe giving speeches. He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy.”

Melania Trump isn’t the only first lady to respond to the controversial remarks made by the president, as former first lady Michelle Obama defended Thunberg.

Obama told Thunberg, per Twitter on Friday, to not “let anyone dim your light.”

“Like the girls I’ve met in Vietnam and all over the world, you have so much to offer us all. Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on,” the former first lady tweeted.

Thunberg has made it known that she “will be home for Christmas and then I will take a holiday break because you need to take rest,” as IJR reported.

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General Confusion
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You are confused, Bob. That isn’t how this works.

Bob
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We don’t want you or syphilis or Michael or paul and about 60 million others like you in America confuction.

General Confusion
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“He made her sign a NDA forbidding her from making any negative comment of him or his actions.” Phyllis IJR is broken, so be careful with your IDs when posting. Hi, Joe H / jvhilbs! Phyllis, Melania won’t even sleep in the same bed as King Donald The Loser and even has her own separate apartment in His Majesty’s tower. Regardless of any NDA, she has made the deal that makes her happy. She also took on a project, Be Best”, that places her in a compromizing position at odds to His Majesty’s well known behavior. I wouldn’t want to… Read more »

General Confusion
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That is a confusing claim (below), John.

Isn’t the age of consent determined by the individual state law about certain issues (driver’s license, voting, smoking, sex, military, etc) that the 16 yo is in, let alone on the one where the child is born?

Lee Shafer
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I DON’T WANT THAT BRAT ALLOWED IN MY USA

John
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John

for all of you on Twitter, when a 16 year old travels the world positing her point of view on a matter, she is no longer considered a minor in status but an adult – for people to all of a sudden claim she is a minor is hypocritical at least.

Peter
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Once again Liberals show just how much they are mentally damaged. They can not desern the difference between a young boy who is not in any way an activist, goes to school quietly, keeps to himself, and a young girl who travels the globe as an activist making public statements and speeches, and who actively seeks out the spotlight. The two could not be more further separated from each other. Greta Thunberg is an activist who seeks out the spotlight, and is therefore open to both praise and criticisem. To argue any different is purely an attempt to silence critics… Read more »

Diane
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Greta is a phony who has been indoctrinated — and taught to act — by her parents. It may not be fair to call a 16 year old child “phony,” but she willingly put herself in that position. Why does she travel about in the US and Western Europe which is already jettisoning plastic straws and sorting through our trash to subdivide into neat little piles of recyclables??? Why isn’t she taking her message to China, India, Malaysia, Korea and other places that are not as evolved as the US and Western Europe?

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