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"Time leaves out the Hong Kong protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms to push a teen being used as a marketing gimmick. How dare you?"
The big picture: The Trump administration has signaled its support for the Hong Kong protesters — much to the dismay of the Chinese central government — while it continues to roll back environmental protections.
- President Trump mocked Thunberg in September by calling her a "very happy young girl" in response to a video of her passionately speaking about the negative impacts of climate change.
- Thunberg responded: "I honestly don’t understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead. I guess they must simply feel so threatened by us."