Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year -- and Trump supporters are deeply unhappy about it.
Thunberg, whose advocacy for real action on climate change has drawn rebukes from conservative political figures including President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, was described by Time in its profile as delivering "a simple truth in a fateful moment" in the debate over how to reduce greenhouse emissions and prevent catastrophic environmental damage.
Many Trump supporters, however, were very upset that Thunberg was granted an honor that they believed rightly belonged to their favorite president -- and some insinuated she was merely a "puppet" for left-wing financier George Soros.
Check out some reactions below.
The final nail in @TIME’s credibility: https://t.co/vJkKEUv0cz— John Cardillo (@John Cardillo)1576069655.0
@piersmorgan @GretaThunberg @TIME She is a puppet.....and hasn’t done anything. She is nothing more than a little girl.— Anthony DeMarco (@Anthony DeMarco)1576070124.0
Hopefully they don't print this magazine on paper! Can't promote A person who wants to save the earth with the des… https://t.co/TLhhNtmqLG— Angel Rivera (@Angel Rivera)1576070123.0
@TIME @GretaThunberg Well one more magazine I will never buy. Person of the year is a 16 year old who does not go… https://t.co/UgDpYfjrt2— Traceitback (@Traceitback)1576070118.0
@TIME @GretaThunberg She basically does nothing except for her exaggerated emotion towards climate change & she off… https://t.co/aMEoEYMKMJ— Bruce #MAGA (@Bruce #MAGA)1576068790.0
@TIME @GretaThunberg Now can she go home?— GrilledTomatoes (@GrilledTomatoes)1576068322.0