Greta Thunberg's savage dig at Donald Trump: 'Happy old man'

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
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Greta Thunberg has taken aim at Donald Trump, as his presidency in the White House came to an end.

The 18-year-old climate change activist has famously clashed with the 74-year-old in the past, with Trump previously saying after Greta’s speech at the Davos summit in January 2020, that she "seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."

Greta Thunberg, climate activist speaks at Civil Society for eEUnaissance event on February 21, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
Greta Thunberg has taken aim at Trump. Photo: Getty Images

Now, Greta has used Donald Trump’s words against him, taking to her Twitter to post an image of the former president boarding his helicopter and waving to his supporters.

“He seems like a very happy old man looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see,” she captioned the photo.


“Greta, that's called a clap back here in the U.S! Great job,” one person commented.

“She gets the tweet of the day award,” another said.

Back in November, Greta also took a sly dig at the president after he called for to ‘stop the count’ during the US election.

Donald Trump boarding a helicopter
Greta took to Twitter to post this image and caption of the former US president. Photo: Twitter/Greta Thunberg

It came after Trump taking to his own Twitter account last year to ridicule her Time Magazine cover, writing: “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”

Greta hit back, taking the opportunity to mimic Trump’s tweet back to him as he continued to battle to keep his presidency.

“So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill!” Greta replied to Trump’s tweet calling to ‘stop the vote’.

Greta’s fans were quick to commend her on her quick-thinking comeback, with one writing: “This is the most savage burn I have ever seen on Twitter! Brava, Greta!!”

 Outgoing US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step out of Marine One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. - President Trump and the First Lady travel to their Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden.
Melania and Donald Trump left the White House for Florida this morning. Photo: Getty Images

On Wednesday, Trump became the first president to snub his successor's inauguration since 1869, but he wished the new administration good luck and success.

"It is my greatest honour and privilege to have been your president," Trump said at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland after leaving the White House for the last time.

Trump told his cheering, chanting supporters that he'll be watching and listening from a distance.

"So just a goodbye. We love you," he said.

"We will be back in some form."

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