Michelle Obama Comes to Defense of Greta Thunberg.
Former first lady Michelle Obama recently took to social media to offer words of encouragement to climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg.
In a Twitter post, Obama told Thunberg to never “let anyone dim [her] light.".
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, Michelle Obama, via Twitter.
Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on, Michelle Obama, via Twitter.
Obama's tweets were seemingly in response to Donald Trump mocking Thunberg a day earlier on Twitter.
Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!
Chill Greta, Chill!, Donald Trump, via Twitter.
Trump’s mocking of Thunberg was spurred on by her recent naming by ‘Time’ as 2019’s Person of the Year.
This is not the first time the president of the United States has publicly made fun of the 16-year-old activist.
In September, Trump sarcastically called Thunberg a “happy young girl” after she delivered an emotional speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly.
In both instances, Thunberg has responded to Trump’s comments by mockingly making them her Twitter bio.