Donald Trump Jr. slams Time for choosing Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year

Donald Trump Jr. blasted Time on Twitter for choosing teen climate activist Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year.

Trump Jr. suggested the pro-democracy protesters who have rocked Hong Kong should have been given the title instead. 

"Time leaves out the Hong Kong Protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms to push a teen being used as a marketing gimmick," he tweeted. "How dare you?"

The comment, "How dare you?" is seemingly another jab at Thunberg. The teen famously asked world leaders that same question during an emotional speech at the United Nations in New York City in September. 

Edward Felsenthal, Time's editor-in-chief, described Thunberg, who is the youngest person to be named Person of the Year, as the "biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet," The Hill reported

While Trump Jr. has criticized the magazine's choice, other notable political figures and celebrities have praised the pick and the 16-year-old's work.

Sen. Cory Booker was among the 2020 candidates to congratulate Thunberg. Hillary Clinton tweeted that she "couldn't think of a better" choice. 

"I am grateful for all she's done to raise awareness of the climate crisis and her willingness to tell hard, motivating truths," Clinton said. 

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