Donald Trump Targets 16-year-old Greta Thunberg Again on Twitter, Quotes Tweet Calling Her 'An Actress'

President Donald Trump hurled another barb via Twitter at the 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg, a week after he mocked her emotional speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

Trump quote-tweeted a supporter with the username @Opinion8dKellie who had shared a video clip of Thunberg's speech and criticized the girl and appeared to criticize Sweden's education system. "Keep up the great work Kellie!" Trump tweeted on Thursday morning.

The tweet by @Opinion8dKellie, posted last Monday, said of Thunberg: "What an actress! 'I should be in school.' She's getting the best education socialism can steal. I won't be held hostage by someone who just got a learner's permit. Sorry kiddo! Tell Al to try again."

Professor Jennifer Taub of Vermont Law School took Trump to task for "cyberbullying a child," in contradiction of First Lady Melania Trump's #BeBest campaign against bullying.

"Sir, cyberbullying a child who is helping better the word demonstrates your reprehensible weakness and desperation," Taub tweeted.

"As @FLOTUS tells us, #BeBest. You undermine your wife's efforts and disgrace the office of the President of the United States. Every. Single. Day."

Thunberg founded the school strike campaign to raise awareness about the climate emergency and the urgent need for governments to take comprehensive action quickly. She started the campaign alone in Sweden last year and it has grown quickly into a global movement.

The schoolgirl was invited to the U.N. headquarters in New York City to speak at its summit on climate change. She chastised world leaders for not doing enough to tackle climate change and became tearful on stage.

She had traveled to New York from Europe by boat, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to avoid using airplanes, which are damaging to the environment because of their fuel emissions.

"This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean," Thunberg told the U.N.

"Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet, I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying and dying ecosystems are collapsing.

"We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?"

A clip of Thunberg scowling at Trump as he walked past her in the U.N. building went viral on social media. After her speech, Trump made a sarcastic comment about Thunberg.

"She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!" Trump wrote on Twitter alongside a clip of the speech.

Thunberg responded by using his comments in the biography section of her Twitter profile.

"You can interpret it in different ways. Many different ways," Thunberg said of Trump's mocking tweet during an interview on the Swedish television program Skavlan.

"But, I mean, I knew that sometime he is probably going to say something about me. And it was like, it doesn't make any difference, in a way."

The host asked Thunberg if she read any sarcasm in Trump's tweet. "Well, of course I do, but, yeah, of course he is going to write that," Thunberg replied.

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes to the podium to address young activists and their supporters during the rally for action on climate change on September 27, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump has mocked Thunberg on Twitter. Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images
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