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At a quarter to 12 noon, Donald Trump had already posted or 'bounced' 90 messages on Twitter, even though he was having "a very busy day," as he himself had declared at a public event. But all the 'tweets' were overshadowed by one who directed climate change activist Greta Thunberg, who yesterday won the Time magazine award for the Person of the Year.
"How ridiculous! Greta has to work on her anger control problem, and then go see an old movie with a friend. Calm down, Greta, calm down! " Tweeted the head of state and government of the first power worldwide, "Trump put on his favorite social network. Five hours after doing so, the message had already reaped 105,000" likes. "
Actually, the 'tweet' of the president of the United States was a reaction to the congratulations given to Thunberg on Twitter by actress, writer and television producer Roma Downey. The fact that Dowmey is conservative and practicing Christian - like Trump - did not serve to placate the president's anger. Nor is the fact that Dowmey is married to British producer Mark Burnett who, on his resume, has the reality show that made Trump famous: The Apprentice.
Trump's attack raised the wrath of many Internet users, among other things because among the qualities of the US president there is neither good character nor anger control, as his multiple live statements have shown encouraging his followers to, for example, "split the face" to people who try to 'bust' their meetings.
The fact that Thunberg is only 16 years old and suffers from Asperger's syndrome, which is a personality disorder that involves problems of nonverbal communication and social relationship, adds a bit more controversy to the president's 'tweet', which is already He had referred to Thunberg with irony after her intervention at the UN Climate Summit in September.
Interestingly, Trump's third wife, Melania, runs a campaign against online harassment and reacted two weeks ago with fury when jurist Pamela Kargan made a pun in Congress between the son she has with Trump, Barron, and the title "baron" nobility.
Thunberg, however, did not react with anger, but with irony. The activist changed her profile on Twitter, which now reads: "Teenage girl working on her anger management problem. Right now, reassuring me and watching an old movie with a friend."
Fake Time Cover
Trump's reaction seems to have to do not only with the president's anger problems, but with his obsession with being the Person of the Year of Time , which seems to indicate that his interest is more in the realm of celebrities than in that of the statesmen.
For years, Trump country clubs had framed a fake cover of Time in which he appeared as Person of the Year. After his arrival in the presidency in 2017, the painting unleashed considerable controversy, and had to be withdrawn.
Trump's electoral victory in the 2016 election, in addition, allowed him to be finally named Person of the Year by Time. Although that was not enough. In 2017, the president unexpectedly tweeted that the weekly had proposed to him to be a Person of the Year for the second time, but that, for this, he had to grant him an interview and undergo a photo shoot. "Don't even talk!", The president jumped. It is not clear if Time made the real proposal or if the entire tweet is just one more piece for the Donald Trump library.
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