President Donald Trump is not going to take any shade from some teenager who thinks they know everything and wants to tell him what to do.
He does not take it from adult senators and Congress members.
And in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, the president took young climate activist Greta Thunberg to task.
“I don’t really know anything about her,” President Trump said about the 16-year-old before he said that he thinks she is “very angry.”
The interview was held on Tuesday morning at the World Economic Forum as Thunberg was seated in the audience and watching.
“This is not a time for pessimism. This is a time for optimism,” he said.
The president said that in order to “embrace the possibilities of tomorrow we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse.
“They are the heirs of yesterday’s fortune tellers,” he said. “They predicted an over-population crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the 70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s.
“These alarmists always demand the same thing – absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives,” he said.
“We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country or eradicate our liberty.,” he said.
Thunberg is the top prophet of doom these days, with her anger and vitriol she has become the poster child for teen angst over the supposed climate crisis.
And, true to form, the kid, who has no scientific degrees, stayed with her gloom and doom prophecies in her capricious speech.
“One year ago, I said I wanted you to panic,” Thunberg said. “I’ve been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous thing to do.
“Don’t worry, it’s fine, trust me, I’ve done this before and it doesn’t lead to anything,” she said.
“Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour, and we are telling you to act as if you loved your children above all else,” she said.
“It is about us and future generations and those who have been affected today,” she said. “We need to bring the science into the conversation.”
Bringing science into conversations is a wise idea. In fact, we should take Thunberg’s advice and get science into the conversation when it comes to gender.
Would Thunberg like that? Or does she only want to hear from the scientists who support her climate change theory?