It’s payback time: Greta Thunberg tells Trump, ‘Chill Donald, chill!’

The climate activist used the words the US president had used for her and turned them back on him in a tweet that has been shared over a million times

Greta Thunberg
When Greta Thunberg was named as the person of the year by Time magazine, Trump had tweeted: 'So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!'

With Trump getting more agitated over the counting of votes, proclaiming that the Democrats have “stolen the elections” from him and relentlessly tweeting how the polls are “a fraud”, climate activist Greta Thunberg knew it was payback time.

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Donald Trump had engaged in a war of words (or tweets, to be precise) with the 17-year-old on Twitter. In December 2019, Trump had responded to a tweet on Thunberg being named as “the person of the year” by Time Magazine saying: “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”

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With counting of US presidential votes indicating Joe Biden is likely to win the race, sending the incumbent Trump into a rage, Thunberg used his words and turned them back on him. In reply to Trump’s tweet “STOP THE COUNT!”, Thunberg said: “So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill!”

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The reply threw Twitteratti into a frenzy. The tweet has been shared over a million times. It received different reactions, some appreciated it, while others (mostly Trump supporters) objected to it.

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