First lady weighs in after Trump attacks teen climate change activist

Melania Trump’s spokeswoman said, “The president and first lady often communicate differently – as most married couples do.”
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Transcript for First lady weighs in after Trump attacks teen climate change activist
among other things, America is a country based on a belief of redemption. Thank you. And next to the backlash after what president trump said about Greta Thunberg. Here's Kyra Phillips. Reporter: Tonight, first lady Melania trump weighing in after her husband attacked 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg. World leaders are still trying to run away from their responsibilities. Reporter: President trump lashing out after the teenager was named "Time's" person of the year. "So ridiculous," he tweeted. "Greta must work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, chill!" He's done it before, taking aim at Thunberg, who has asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, after her passionate speech at the U.N. You all come to us young people for hope. How dare you? Reporter: Trump's response, "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!" Now former first lady Michelle Obama giving Thunberg a boost, tweeting, "Don't let anyone dim your light. Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on." And we're hearing from the current first lady, who has made cyberbullying her signature issue. Be best, an awareness campaign dedicated to the most valuable and fragile among us, our children. Reporter: But Melania trump's spokeswoman would only say this about the president's words, "The president and first lady often communicate differently, as most married couples do." The first lady has been quick to object when people make comments about her own teenage son Barron. Her spokeswoman telling CNN this is different, because Barron "Is not an activist who travels the globe giving speeches. He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy." We saw the first lady last week, and her be best ornaments on the white house Christmas trees. When it comes to her husband's attacks on Thunberg, Mrs. Trump is not criticizing her husband's words.

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