Greta Thunberg updates Twitter bio to include Putin criticism

Greta Thunberg updates Twitter bio to include Putin criticism
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Greta Thunberg has updated her Twitter bio to include some of the language from remarks Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinSchiff shows clip of McCain in Trump impeachment trial The need for clear thinking about Russia German president expresses 'sorrow' for Holocaust, warns 'spirits of evil' are rising MORE made earlier this week taking aim at the teen climate activist.

Her bio now reads, “A kind but poorly informed teenager.” Her remarks come after the Russian leader called her a “kind and very sincere girl” at an energy forum in Moscow on Wednesday and added that she was “poorly informed,” according to Sky News.

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“I may disappoint you but I don’t share the common excitement about the speech by Greta Thunberg,” Putin told attendees at the forum.

“No one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex and different and ... people in Africa or in many Asian countries want to live at the same wealth level as in Sweden,” he continued.

He also suggested that youth activists like Thunberg were being manipulated to fulfill other people’s interests during the forum, according to The Associated Press.

“But adults must do everything not to bring teenagers and children into some extreme situations,” Putin said, adding, “It’s deplorable when someone is using children and teenagers in their interests.”

Thunberg responded similarly to comments President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE made in a tweet that appeared to mock her after her speech at the United Nations climate summit last month.

In a tweet posted hours after her emotional speech last month, Trump, who has long voiced skepticism about climate change, wrote of Thunberg: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”

Shortly after his tweet, the 16-year-old activist updated her Twitter bio to read, “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.” 

Trump again targeted the teenage activist on Twitter on Thursday morning, retweeting a post that mocked Thunberg’s emotional plea to world leaders at the United Nations summit and called her an “actress.”