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Of course, the liberal media heaped praise onto the teenage prop their fearmongering had driven to hysterics. Radical climate activist Greta Thunberg threw a temper tantrum at the United Nations on Monday where she claimed the world ruined her childhood, threatened her opponents, and made faces at President Trump’s back. It was that later action that CBS Evening News falsely suggested was some sort of faceoff with Trump that had him backing down.
During the opening teases for CBS Evening News, filling anchor and Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan echoed the leftist social media posts of Now This by declaring: “They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. A teenage climate activist stares down the President at the U.N.”
Back in reality, there was no such stare down between Swedish national Thunberg and President Trump. CBS’s own clip showed Trump walking into the U.N. with Thunberg beyond him and never in his line of sight, but the camera picked up Thunberg childishly scowling as he passed.
“At the U.N. today, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg blasted world leaders for inaction to stop climate change. In her speech, Thunberg warned politicians that they are failing to protect the planet,” Brennan touted during the segment. “Social media lit up over this shot of Thunberg glaring at President Trump as he arrived at the U.N.”