Trump Campaign Photoshopped His Head Onto Greta Thunberg’s Body On Her TIME Cover
In another bizarre move, President Donald Trump‘s re-election campaign took shamelessness to another level Friday by posting a photoshopped image of President Trump’s head on climate activist Greta Thunberg‘s new TIME cover.
Trump, who has a peculiar obsession with TIME and had made fake covers in the past, was a finalist for TIME’s “Person of the Year” honor earlier in 2019 and was not happy the distinction went to Thunberg. So his campaign did what Trump knows best: Fake it.
The manipulation of Thunberg’s “Person of the Year” cover shows Trump’s 73-year-old head pasted onto her 16-year-old body along with a list of his 2016 campaign promises that his re-election team claims he has already accomplished.
“There’s only one Person of The Year,” the campaign wrote with the altered cover.
When it comes to keeping his promises, there's only one Person Of The Year:
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 12, 2019
Trump on Thursday blasted TIME as “ridiculous,” for choosing the teen activist over him, adding, “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”
Twitter users fired back.
“How truly childlike & embarrassing to this country,” one user wrote. Others responses included a list of criticisms and claims against the president as well as a political cartoon of Thunberg spanking Trump.
In a statement, Melania Trump‘s spokeswoman appeared to say the first lady had differed with the president’s decision to attack Thunberg.
For her part, Thunberg this week responded to the argument that her climate activism was political.
“If anyone thinks that what I and the science are saying is advocating for a political view – then that says more about that person than about me,” she tweeted Thursday. “That being said – some are certainly failing more than others.”