President Donald Trump fired off another tweet mocking 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg, a week after he mocked her emotional plea to world leaders at the United Nations summit late last month.
Trump quote-tweeted a supporter with the username @Opinion8dKellie who had shared a video clip of Thunberg’s speech and accused Thunberg of being “an actress.”
The Twitter user, whose bio reads, “Trump will win 2020-PERIOD,” tweeted: “What an actress! ‘I should be in school.’ She’s getting the best education socialism can steal, I won’t be held hostage by someone who just got a learner’s permit. Sorry kiddo! Tell Al to try again.”
“Keep up the great work Kellie!” Trump tweeted on Thursday morning while endorsing @Opinion8dKellie’s “actress” accusation.
Keep up the great work Kellie! https://t.co/PcAnK009EW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2019
Professor Jennifer Taub of Vermont Law School ripped into Trump for “cyberbullying a child,” in contradiction of First Lady Melania Trump’s #BeBest campaign against bullying.
“Sir, cyberbullying a child who is helping better the word demonstrates your reprehensible weakness and desperation,” Taub tweeted. “As @FLOTUS tells us, #BeBest. You undermine your wife’s efforts and disgrace the office of the President of the United States. Every. Single. Day.”
The tweet comes weeks after Trump faced backlash for appearing to mock Thunberg in a tweet late last month.
“She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!” Trump said in a tweet then that also featured a similar clip of Thunberg’s remark from the U.N. summit.
Thunberg responded to the attack by changing her bio to read, “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”