Trump bemoans ‘losing’ to Greta Thunberg as Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’

President Trump derided 17-year-old Greta Thunberg while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), mentioning his disappointment that Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2019.

Trump had previously won the designation in 2016, as several newly elected presidents have in the past. 

“This year I lost to Greta,” Trump said to a booing crowd. “I said, ‘Who?'”

Trump previously mocked Thunberg on Twitter, after which he faced backlash from several Democrats, including 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). 

Though Trump brought up Thunberg during his speech at CPAC, he noted that he wouldn’t dwell on the subject.

“I’m not going to get involved with that because last time I got into a little trouble,” Trump said at CPAC. “That doesn’t matter. I won it enough.”

Trump also attacked Thunberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last month.

“I don’t really know anything about her,” Trump said of Thunberg, later calling her “very angry.”

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