The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. blasts Time for choosing 'marketing gimmick' Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year White House calls Democratic witness's mentioning of president's youngest son 'classless' Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing MORE, attacked Time magazine on Wednesday over its choice of climate change activist Greta Thunberg as its 2019 "Person of the Year."In a tweet, Trump Jr. mocked the 16-year-old activist as "a teen being used as a marketing gimmick," saying pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong deserved the honor.Time leaves out the Hong Kong Protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms to push a teen being used as a marketing gimmick. https://t.co/dnV9mESM6G— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 11, 2019Time magazine representatives did not immediately return a request for comment on Trump Jr.'s remarks.ADVERTISEMENTThunberg gained international fame following her protests … [Read more...] about Trump Jr. blasts Time for choosing ‘marketing gimmick’ Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year
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When the French get angry, the world gets wind of it. For the last week, bus and train drivers have been on strike, paralyzing the public transportation system. Police officers, teachers, civil servants, hospital staff and many other workers have joined in protests over President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform the country’s complex pension system.Demonstrations in France are nothing new. Every Saturday for more than a year, French people of all ages and walks of life from all areas have donned high-visibility yellow vests to demonstrate their general unhappiness.Even before the “yellow vest” movement, which started in November 2018 as pushback against proposed fuel tax hikes and exploded into the expression of a general sense of injustice, disgruntled farmers would regularly rumble up the highways in tractors to dump perfectly edible vegetables on the steps of the French Parliament, or truckers would launch an “Operation Escargot,” driving at a … [Read more...] about Les Misérables: Why are the French, who seem to have much, so quick to protest?
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a news conference at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is taking place. less Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a news conference at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference ... more Photo: Andrea Comas, AP Photo: Andrea Comas, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a news conference at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is taking place. less Climate activist Greta … [Read more...] about Trump criticizes teen climate activist after magazine honor
President Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year, calling her selection “ridiculous.”The Swedish teen has become a symbol of a growing movement of young climate activists after leading weekly school strikes in Sweden that inspired similar actions in about 100 cities worldwide. She has drawn large crowds with her fiery appearances at protests and conferences over the past year and a half.In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump said, “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!”He added: “Chill Greta, Chill!” Advertisement Thunberg responded Thursday by changing her Twitter profile bio to read: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”It’s not the first time Trump has lashed out after not being … [Read more...] about ‘Chill Greta, Chill!’: Trump criticizes Greta Thunberg after Time honor