All that glitter can also be man-made as Donald Trump Jr. points out. To understand the statement, you have to dive into the Time Magazine world. Then slowly go through their most recent narrative on the Internet. There you will find a lot of sparks of praises for Greta Thunberg, the Eco-warrior. You will also find something else, a grimace from Donald Trump Jr., the US president’s son. The Time Magazine has made a recent recognition of Greta Thunberg as its person of the year. In light of the events, Donald Trump Jr. condemns Time Magazine’s mention of Greta Thunberg as its person of the year.
Greta Thunberg is a 16-year old Swedish citizen that has managed to raise hellfire on the Internet due to her pro-climate-activism sentiments. She made news headlines after her ‘How dare you?’ remarks at the UN General Assembly. It was during a yearly assembly of world leaders that the bashing sentiments made her famous. She pointed an accusing finger to the world leaders on the platform. She then rebuked them for failing the young upcoming generation. Journalists pictured her at the summit with a not so happy face standing behind a grinning Donald Trump. It then became the spark of the internet sensation as she famed through memes.
Donald Trump, Jr. Controversy
The president’s son is not happy with Thunberg’s iconic recognition by Time Magazine. He feels the move is, and in his own words, a ‘marketing gimmick.’ The businessman believes the award in undeserving of the young sensation. He even points out some other worthy candidates that were in the same docket as her for the award. In the Time Magazine docket was also his father Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and the Hong Kong protesters. Donald Trump Jr., however, feels that the recognition should have gone to the Hong Kong protesters. He fails to nominate his father for the honor.
It is moreover, questionable that Donald Trump Jr. condemns Time Magazine’s mention of Greta Thunberg as its person of the year. He takes the side of the Hong Kong protesters to project humanitarian affection. However, his choice is carefully calculated, for it is the only candidature not against his father.
The Hong Kong Protesters
The Hong Kong protest came to light due to an extradition bill. It favored the trial of criminal suspects from mainland China. The Hong Kong protesters are against the law speculating the power China will have over them. They moreover imply unfair trial circumstances and violent mistreatment of Hongkongers. The extradition bill could be a weapon against activists and journalists as they would make an easy target. Protesters in hundreds of thousands took to the streets. It led to the indefinite suspension of the bill and late its withdrawal. Events unraveled in the course of the protests. Some pointed to several protesters questionably losing their lives. A local council election took place that won in favor of the pro-democracy movement.
The Villains in Donald Trump, Jr. Story
Thus Donald Trump Jr. condemns Time Magazine’s mention of Greta Thunberg not in favor of the Hong Kong protesters. It is more in line with a waged war on his father by Thunberg and Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi is not a new name in the list. She is a renowned US house speaker. She is the anonymous whistleblower that brought to light a recorded phone call between the US president and the Ukraine president. The revelation is a time bomb that ticks impeachment from both states. Thus Donald Trump Jr. would not recommend Greta Thunberg and Nancy Polisi on Santa’s list.
The past year and a half have seen Thunberg’s activism recognized at protests and conferences. The list of recognition also adds scientists and veteran campaigners in support of her activism.
Thunberg accuses the political and business leaders of using their empowering platforms to the only wok on their image. She challenges them to do more than holding a leadership status in the world. If Donald Trump Jr. condemns Time’s Magazine mention of Greta Thunberg, it is a political motive. Even his father commented on her recognition through twitter as ridiculous. He further suggested that Thunberg had anger issues and should focus on its management. He also suggested she should go to the movies with a friend. Thunberg made a tremendous response through twitter by updating her twitter bio to mock Donald Trump’s with his exact words.