'Chill Donald': Greta Thunberg Hits Back at Trump Over 'Anger Management' Taunt

Commenting on U.S. president's unfounded claims the election was being 'stolen' from him, climate activist mocks Trump's response after she was named Time's Person of the Year for 2019

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives for a news conference following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, August 20, 2020.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives for a news conference following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, August 20, 2020.Credit: Markus Schreiber/AP
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg hit back at Donald Trump on Twitter late on Thursday saying the U.S. president should "chill" about the election, a repost to his tweet last year mocking the teenager over what he called her anger management issues.

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Commenting on Trump tweeting "STOP THE COUNT!" on Thursday, as the election race in the United States went to the wire, 17-year-old Thunberg tweeted: "So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill!"

The tweet has been liked 1.2 million times so far and retweeted 266,000 times.

Trump took to Twitter in December last year after Thunberg was named Time's Person of the Year for 2019, mocking the 17-year-old in exactly the same manner for her impassioned pleas to governments to act to stop global warming.

"So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!" Trump wrote, commenting on a tweet from another person congratulating Thunberg on the Time prize.

Thunberg responded at the time by updating her Twitter biography to include: "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old-fashioned movie with a friend."

With his reelection chances fading as more votes are counted in a handful of battleground states, Trump launched an extraordinary assault on the country's democratic process from the White House on Thursday, falsely claiming the election was being "stolen" from him.

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