Trump's former aide slammed over 'gross' joke about Greta Thunberg's body
A radio host and former aide to President Donald Trump has been slammed for making a joke about teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg’s body.
During an interview on Sebastian Gorka's radio show America First with Sebastian Gorka, author Andrew Klavan struggled to pronounce the Swedish teen's last name.
"You know, these are people who will defend Greta Thun - whatever her name is," Klavan says. "What is her name? Greta Thunberg?"
To which Gorka suggests, "Thunder thighs Greta Thunberg."
Check out the moment below:
Klavan then went on to say about Greta:
"They will lay their bodies down to defend any 16-year-old who stands up for a left-wing cause. And suddenly, you know, if you say anything at all about them, you're an evil child molester."
Unsurprisingly, people didn't take to kindly to Gorka's thunder thighs remarks on Twitter.
"She is 17 years old. What the actual f*ck," one person wrote.
"The disgusting Sebastian Gorka follows the toxic Trump playbook, calling Greta Thunberg "thunder thighs." These assholes love to attack females, especially young ones. Thunberg turned 17 four days ago," wrote another.
Thunberg has not been without her share of criticism and vitriol. In fact, when she was named Time magazine's Person of the Year last month, Trump responded to the decision by branding it "ridiculous" and suggesting that Thunberg has an anger management problem.
"So ridiculous," Trump tweeted. "Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"
It seems that the 17-year-old is not taking any backlash against her activism personally though.
“Those attacks are just funny because they obviously don’t mean anything,” Thunberg said in a BBC radio interview. “I guess of course it means something - they are terrified of young people bringing change which they don’t want - but that is just proof that we are actually doing something and that they see us as some kind of threat.”