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Politics White House says Trump's attacks on 16-year-old Greta Thunberg are fair game because she's an 'activist,' while mentions of the first couple's 13-year-old son should be off-limits

23:05  13 december  2019
23:05  13 december  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

Activist Thunberg completes intercontinental dash to Madrid climate summit

  Activist Thunberg completes intercontinental dash to Madrid climate summit Activist Thunberg completes intercontinental dash to Madrid climate summitIn just over a year, Thunberg has inspired younger protesters in a global movement demanding action to slow the atmospheric warming that climate scientists say could ultimately endanger the survival of industrial societies.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to take a swipe at 16 - year - old climate activist Greta Thunberg after she was named Time‘ s Person of the A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased

As the first lady campaigns against bullying, her husband targets a 16 - year - old .

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham defended President Donald Trump on Friday for his recent Twitter attack on climate activist Greta Thunberg, saying the harsh criticism of the teenager was fair game because she "travels the world giving speeches."

Donald Trump who is smiling and looking at the camera© AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta; REUTERS/Susana Vera

Trump was passed over for Time Magazine's 2019 Person of the Year in favor of Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish student who has risen to international fame for her powerful climate activism.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, Trump tweeted a personal attack on Thunberg in response to her Time cover. "So ridiculous," he wrote. "Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"

The Story Behind TIME's 2019 Person of the Year Cover

  The Story Behind TIME's 2019 Person of the Year Cover Photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva used art references to create a portrait of Greta Thunberg on a beach in LisbonThe image was taken by Evgenia Arbugaeva, who grew up in the Russian Arctic, and makes photos of remote, quiet and unlikely beauty. “When TIME asked me to photograph Greta, I was thinking how can I make a portrait that combines gentleness and at the same time courage. How do I capture the intense, focused gaze inwards as well as outwards, which I feel is characteristic of Greta,” she says. “It was not an easy task.

Late-night hosts responded to Trump ’ s Twitter attack on Greta Thunberg and the slog to a House vote on articles of impeachment. Thunberg , 16 , was named Time magazine’ s person of the year this week for her activism, beating out finalists Nancy Pelosi, the Hong Kong protesters, the anonymous

Trump mocks 16 - year - old Greta Thunberg a day after she is named Time’ s Person of the Year. Thunberg leads a young, global movement of unapologetically frustrated climate change activists while Trump has long espoused climate change skepticism and his administration has attempted to

Thunberg immediately responded in kind by changing her Twitter bio to read, "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."

Many questioned why First Lady Melania Trump did not condemn Trump's public attack on Thunberg, given that she runs an anti-cyber-bullying initiative called #BeBest, and sharply criticized a witness in Trump's impeachment inquiry for making a play on words out of her 13-year-old son Barron's name.

In a statement to CNN's Kate Bennet, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham emphasized that the First Lady and the president "communicate differently," and suggested that it was fair for Trump to attack Thunberg because she is a public figure.

Time names climate activist Greta Thunberg its Person of the Year

  Time names climate activist Greta Thunberg its Person of the Year At 16, Thunberg is the youngest person to be named Time's Person of the Year.The magazine first selected a Person of the Year in 1927. Last year, it named The Guardians and the War on Truth, a collection of journalists and a news organization that did their jobs despite great personal cost. In 2017, Time chose The Silence Breakers as its Person of the Year, which included people who spoke up against sexual assault and harassment.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in Madrid on Monday. But the 16 - year - old Thunberg is unlikely to chill until the planet starts doing the same. People probably remember how the White House went after a law professor last week for testifying to Congress that “ while the president can

Donald Trump attacked teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter, telling Trump Attacks Greta Thunberg , 16 , After TIME Award Despite Melania’ s Concern About Greta was dubbed Person of the Year 2019, TIME’ s Editor in Chief, Edward Felsenthal said , because “ she became the biggest

At a December 4 hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, Stanford University Law Professor Pamela Karlan invoked Barron's name in making a point about the limits of the president's powers under Article II of the US Constitution. Trump has previously claimed that Article II "gives me the right to do whatever I want."

"The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron," Karlan said in explaining Article II.

While Karlan's remark clearly wasn't meant as an attack on the president's son, Melania responded by criticizing Karlan for "pandering" and said she should be "ashamed."

"A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics," Melania said. "Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it."


Greta Thunburg Documentary Set At Hulu, Chronicling Climate Activist’s Global Rise .
EXCLUSIVE: Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is the subject of Greta (working title), an original documentary, which will premiere on Hulu in 2020. The documentary is produced by Cecilia Nessen and Frederik Heinig via B-Reel Films and directed by Nathan Grossman. In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults: if you don’t care about my future on earth, why should I care about my future in school? Within months, her strike evolves into a global movement. Greta, a quiet Swedish girl on the autism spectrum becomes a world famous activist.

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