When will he learn that he always comes out the loser during these exchanges?
Courtesy of The Independent:
Speaking at a press conference before departing the World Economic Forum, the American president suggested the 17-year-old Swede “ought to focus on” other countries than the US, which he insisted was “clean and beautiful” and where “everything is good”.
“Our numbers are very good, our environmental numbers. Our water numbers, our numbers on the air are tremendous. We have to do something about other continents and other countries,” he said, despite the US being responsible for more cumulative carbon emissions than any other nation.
“We have a beautiful ocean called the Pacific Ocean where thousands of tons of garbage flows towards us, put there by other countries, so Greta needs to work on them,” he added.
Ms. Thunberg, who is also at Davos, launched a scathing attack on the US president’s climate record on Tuesday, saying in a speech at the Swiss ski resort: “’Unlike you, my generation will not give up without a fight. Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fuelling the flames.”
Asked at Wednesday’s press conference about those “strong words” and whether his administration was doing enough to tackle the climate emergency, Mr. Trump responded: “How old is she?”
After journalists told him Ms. Thunberg’s age, the president: “Oh, that’s good. She beat me out on Time magazine.” The teenager was named Time‘s Person of the Year for 2019, ahead of the US president, who was on the shortlist.
It is still hard to fathom how Trump’s constant attacks against people has now simply become the norm.
If ANY other president had engaged in this type of behavior they would have been forced to undergo a psyche eval and have likely been removed from office.
And of course this is all made that much more pathetic by the fact that whenever Trump attempts to smear this brave young woman she invariably gets the better of him.