President Trump’s reelection campaign tweeted a photoshopped cover of Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” issue that had superimposed the president’s head on the shoulders of 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg, and listed off his accomplishments with a call to support his reelection.
The tweet, sent Thursday morning, suggested that the magazine had made a mistake in naming Thunberg “Person of the Year,” and listed accomplishments of the administration.
When it comes to keeping his promises, there's only one Person Of The Year:
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 12, 2019
Time magazine announced Thunberg as “Person of the Year” on Wednesday, citing the activist’s inspiration of school strikes and marches around the world in support of action against climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. The selection was widely praised, including by Trump’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton.
“[Thunberg] represents a broader generational shift in the culture that we’re seeing from the campuses of Hong Kong to the protests in Chile to Parkland, Fla., where the students marched against gun violence where young people are demanding change urgently,” Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said.
Hours earlier, Trump had attacked Thunberg after she was named Time’s “Person of the Year,” an honor Trump was on the shortlist for.
“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 tweeted Thursday morning.
So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019
Thunberg responded to the attack by changing her bio on Twitter to describe herself as a “teenager working on her anger management problem.”
“Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend,” her bio reads.