To no one's surprise, Trump once again shared a tweet that expressed his distaste for someone else's accomplishments.
Greta Thunberg, who is a sixteen-year-old climate activist, was the subject of a Trump tweet, but this round moved in her favor.
TIME announced Thunberg as their Person of the Year for 2019, which many people congratulated her for across all social media platforms, particularly Twitter.
In response to her congratulations, Trump took to Twitter to share his negative feelings about her selection for the TIME cover.
"So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"
So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend… https://t.co/O8CxbQbeKR— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1576153347.0
The tweet proved to be extremely problematic in its phrasing and sentiment, nearly every word of it raising eyebrows across Twitter.
Donald Trump, Jr., also said that he felt Thunberg's selection was just a marketing gimmick, on behalf of TIME to increase magazine sales.
Time leaves out the Hong Kong Protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms to push a teen being used as a marke… https://t.co/YJYyhqoT7s— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1576074163.0
Not to mention the redesign that's now making the rounds on Twitter with Trump's head Photoshopped on the top of Thunberg's body.
When it comes to keeping his promises, there's only one Person Of The Year: ✅Booming Economy ✅Record Job Creation… https://t.co/TJHofCZu9r— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022))1576166658.0
With all of the negative messages circulating Twitter in light of Thunberg's selection, former First Lady Michelle Obama voiced her support of the sixteen-year-old girl.
"Don't let anyone dim your light. Like the girls I've met in Vietnam and all over the world, you have so much to offer us all. Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on."
.@GretaThunberg, don’t let anyone dim your light. Like the girls I’ve met in Vietnam and all over the world, you ha… https://t.co/rC1RPvAeMG— Michelle Obama (@Michelle Obama)1576213976.0
Obama's tweet came like a breath of fresh air after all of the negative and critical tweets that were posted by high-end Republican accounts.
In contrast with Trump's degrading tweet, it also stood as an example for many of how to interact with and support a young person who wishes to make a difference.
Many onlookers began to show their unbridled support of Thunberg's accomplishments and TIME recognition, as well as their thanks for Obama's example.
@MichelleObama @GretaThunberg Once again, going high when they go low. How we miss you!— Craig Hoffman (@Craig Hoffman)1576214438.0
@MichelleObama @GretaThunberg This is how a leader should act. Building people up, rather than tearing them down. O… https://t.co/YCzgtOwNik— ~ Anjel ~ ❄️🎄🎁☃️❄️ (@~ Anjel ~ ❄️🎄🎁☃️❄️)1576214187.0
@AnjelOne17 @MichelleObama @GretaThunberg THIS <3 https://t.co/vvMSvrnz0N— Geofficient - Chris Thompson (@Geofficient - Chris Thompson)1576220771.0
@MichelleObama @GretaThunberg Thank you for defending and praising this remarkable young lady.— Sylvia santos-Lewis (@Sylvia santos-Lewis)1576239575.0
@MichelleObama @GretaThunberg It took a REAL FLOTUS to stand up for a brave girl.— IronStar Rosse (@IronStar Rosse)1576215051.0
@MichelleObama @GretaThunberg A true leader who lifts those around them— Hanna Echelson (@Hanna Echelson)1576214056.0
@MichelleObama @GretaThunberg Very nice words of encouragement. Thank you, WE ALL need this right now. Congrats Greta! ✨— MOB=March on Blue🧢 (@MOB=March on Blue🧢)1576215065.0
Whether or not everyone agrees with everything Thunberg believes, one thing is for certain: Thunberg is interested in worldwide improvement and she's doing what she can to make a difference.
The best thing to do for someone who wishes to make future change is to support them and offer constructive feedback, not to tear them down.