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First lady appears to condone Trump's criticism of Thunberg

Posted On: Dec 13, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Melania Trump on Friday appeared to condone her husband's criticism of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, saying through a spokeswoman that her 13-year-old son, Barron, is in a different category than the teenage climate activist “who travels the globe giving speeches.”
“He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in an emailed statement the day after President Donald Trump lashed out at Thunberg because Time magazine had named her “Person of the Year.”
The first lady's apparent acceptance of her husband's actions stood in contrast to the work she's doing through her “Be Best” initiative to combat online bullying and teach children to be kind.
The president tweeted Thursday that “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!” He said it was “ridiculous” that Time had chosen her for the honor.
Trump mocked the teenage activist, who has Asperger's syndrome, a week after the first lady tweeted angrily...

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