President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE derided 17-year-old Greta Thunberg while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), mentioning his disappointment that Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2019.
Trump had previously won the designation in 2016, as several newly elected presidents have in the past.
“This year I lost to Greta,” Trump said to a booing crowd. “I said, ‘Who?'”
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— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 29, 2020
Trump previously mocked Thunberg on Twitter, after which he faced backlash from several Democrats, including 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAttorney says 75-year-old man shoved by Buffalo police suffered brain injury How language is bringing down Donald Trump Highest-circulation Kentucky newspaper endorses Charles Booker in Senate race MORE (D-N.Y.).
Though Trump brought up Thunberg during his speech at CPAC, he noted that he wouldn’t dwell on the subject.
“I’m not going to get involved with that because last time I got into a little trouble,” Trump said at CPAC. “That doesn’t matter. I won it enough.”
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Trump also attacked Thunberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last month.
“I don’t really know anything about her,” Trump said of Thunberg, later calling her “very angry.”