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Greta Thunberg Changes Twitter Bio In Response To Trump's Attack On Her TIME Honor

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has expertly used Twitter to respond to Trump's criticism of her being named TIME magazine's Person of the Year, Business Insider reported.

Just one day after Thunberg's honor was announced, the president mocked the 16-year-old on his own Twitter, which gave her the perfect idea for a brand new bio.

On December 12, Trump tweeted about Thunberg's new title, which he branded "so ridiculous."

The scathing message also accused Thunberg of having an anger management problem and encouraged her to "go to an old fashioned movie with a friend."

To top it all off, Trump added, "Chill, Greta, Chill!"

Unsurprisingly, people online didn't appreciate Trump's Twitter attack on Thunberg.

"What kind of a grown man decides to write this tweet and then send it?" Actress Alyssa Milano wrote wrote. "What kind of President tells a child to chill when she's trying to save the planet?"

Others called out the president for apparently forgetting his own wife's "Be Best" anti-bullying campaign.

"The President of the United States is bully a 16-year-old," this person wrote. "How is the #BeBest crusade going?"

In true Thunberg style, the Person of the Year in question decided to troll the president the best way she knows how; her Twitter bio.

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Her new description reads, "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."

People online have praised Thunberg's quiet but effective way of handling President Trump's mocking remarks.

"This is what it looks like when a 16 year old kid outsmarts and outclasses the President of the United States," this person wrote. "@realDonaldTrump just got done attacking and demeaning her on Twitter. Her response is priceless and in her profile. So much respect for @GretaThunberg."

Another person added, "She will not be intimidated."

This isn't the first time Thunberg has used her bio to hit back at some of her loudest critics.

Earlier this week, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called the activist a "pirralha", meaning "brat", for her tweet about Indigenous tribe members being murdered in Brazil for trying to protect the Amazon forest.

Later, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to read, "pirralha."

Earlier this year, she also changed her bio after President Trump called her "a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."

Trump was named TIME's Person of the Year back in 2016, shortly after he was elected to office.

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He's had a long-standing obsession with the publication, even before his presidency. In 2012, he tweeted, "I knew last year that @TIME Magazine lost all credibility when they didn't include me in their Top 100..."

The next year, he tweeted about the magazine after not making the list again: "The Time Magazine list of the 100 Most Influential People is a joke and stunt of a magazine that will, like Newsweek, soon be dead. Bad list!"

In 2017, Trump took to Twitter to claim he "probably" would have been Person of the Year, but he didn't want the title.

Apparently, he would have had to do both an interview and a photo shoot, prompting the POTUS to politely decline the magazine's offer.

However, TIME's chief content officer, Alan Murray, retweeted Trump's post to clear up a few things. Namely, his entire claim:

"Amazing. Not a speck of truth here."

h/t: Business Insider

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