Greta Thunberg: Meeting with Trump at UN summit would have been a big waste of time

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Think about this. The actual president of the United States is in a heated feud with a 16-year-old girl. And the president — if you insist on calling him that — is the needy, immature one.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4 this morning, climate activist and Time magazine Person of the Year Greta Thunberg said she would have declined a meeting with Donald Trump during the UN climate summit in September because it would have been a huge waste of time:

“Honestly, I don’t think I would have said anything because obviously he’s not listening to scientists and experts, so why would he listen to me? … So I probably wouldn’t have said anything. I wouldn’t have wasted my time.”

You know, I kind of gathered that based on this alone:

By the same reasoning, of course, there’s no point in discussing any subject with Trump. I mean, the guy thinks he’s an expert in drone technology and aircraft carrier catapults. He thinks a cold day in January refutes climate change. Unless you tell him Rudy Giuliani is at the door with a briefcase full of new conspiracy theories and a wheelbarrow full of McNugget sauces in need of beta testing, he’s not going to listen to anything.

That’s fine. Greta is talking to the people who matter — those of us who are going to elect a new president next November.

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