The name of the “Be Best” campaign against cyber-bullying, promoted by the US First Lady Melania Trump, has recently witnessed an upsurge of popularity on social media as many people used it to slam US President Donald Trump over his unflattering remarks about teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Earlier this week, Trump advised Greta to “chill” and work on her “anger management problem”, after the latter was named the Person of the Year 2019 by Time magazine.
So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12 декабря 2019 г.
In response, many netizens accused the president of bullying Greta and urged Melania to do something about it.
What a child you are Trump jealous of a 16 year old... hey Melania is this what you call Be Best?— DIANE NO DM's PATS FAN 🏈🐐🏆🐶🕆🎄☃️🎁🇺🇸 (@ladydog44) 12 декабря 2019 г.
Your husband's nothing but a coward and a bully. https://t.co/jUTVbJW4Ne
Be best, Donald J. Trump. Be. Best. pic.twitter.com/pdGnnI9B1s— Tina M. Middaugh (@tina_middaugh) 12 декабря 2019 г.
Some were also quick to recall how Melania criticised a legal expert who mentioned Trump’s 13-year old son during her testimony at the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
Melania, we agree. Children are off limits. Tell your husband to #bebest and go enroll himself in anger management instead of attacking such a brilliant and courageous teenager fighting for climate change. @GretaThunberg we got your back!— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) 12 декабря 2019 г.
The difference in age between Baron Trump 13 and Greta Thunberg 16, is 3 years. Both are minors and neither should be bullied by either Prof. Pamela Karla nor Trump. Trump should “Be Best”!— Ike Lipher (@ILipher) 12 декабря 2019 г.
Heaven forbid someone mention his child by name while Trump is busy ridiculing and publicly shaming someone else’s online.— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) 12 декабря 2019 г.
Be best https://t.co/hrFRF3dxcX
Meanwhile, Greta herself has changed her Twitter bio, which currently reads “A teenager working on her anger management problem” and “currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend”, in response to Trump’s remarks, just like she did before in response to earlier criticism from Russian President Vladimir Putin.