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Greta Thunberg's Reply to Trump: New Twitter Bio

She quotes the president
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2019 1:14 PM CDT
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Greta Thunberg, center, walks with an entourage after passing a security checkpoint while appearing at the United Nations, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – In lines widely seen as mocking, President Trump tweeted late Monday that climate activist Greta Thunberg "seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!" No word on whether he considers her response as nice to see: Less than 12 hours after the president's tweet, the 16-year-old had changed her Twitter bio to read: "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future." The Hill rounds up some favorable reactions to her edit here.

Also on the Twitter front, Newsweek reports the first lady's anti-bullying hashtag, #BeBest, started trending anew on Tuesday. One example, from Holly Figueroa O'Reilly, "Hey, @FLOTUS, is this what you meant when you said #BeBest? Your husband is mocking a 16-year-old girl w/autism." (Trump's tweet came after Thunberg's angry speech before the UN; read 5 scathing lines.)

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