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Trump tells Greta Thunberg to 'chill' and see movies

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is only 16 but she has annoyed several world leaders.

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President Donald Trump dismissed teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, named Time Magazine Person of the Year, with the suggestion that she "chill" and go to the movies.

Trump joined Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the list of world leaders who recently patronised the 16-year-old when he reacted to her Time honour.

"So ridiculous," 73-year-old Trump tweeted. "Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"

Thunberg, who has shot to global fame since launching her "Fridays For Future" climate crisis protests, had a quick comeback.

"A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend," she wrote as her new Twitter bio.

Thunberg, from Sweden, has experience in dealing with unfriendly world leaders.

Putin described her in September as "kind," before adding dismissively that "no one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex."

Thunberg soon changed her Twitter bio to "A kind but poorly informed teenager."

She did the same thing earlier this week after Bolsonaro's jibe, switching her description to "Pirralha," the word he used, which translates roughly to brat or pest.

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Vocabulary:

anger : the strong feeling that you have when something has happened that you think is bad and unfair -

brat (n): a person, especially a child, who behaves badly -

climate change (noun): the gradual change in the world's weather that has resulted in dangerous storms and flooding - การเปลี่ยนแปลงสภาพทางภูมิอากาศ

comeback (noun): something said in reply to a criticism, esp. something clever -

crisis : a situation that has reached and extremely difficult or dangerous point - ช่วงวิกฤต

dismissive (adj): showing that you do not believe a person or thing to be important or worth considering - ไม่ประทับใจ

jibe : an unkind or insulting remark - คำพูดเยาะเย้ย, คำพูดเสียดสี

patronise (v): to speak to or behave towards someone as if they are stupid or not important -

pest (noun): an insect or small animal which is harmful and annoying - สัตว์ที่ทำลาย, สัตว์ที่รบกวน

ridiculous : silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at - น่าขัน, น่าหัวเราะ, ไร้สาระ

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