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President Spars With Teenager
On Wednesday, Jimmy Kimmel commended President Trump for not responding snarkily to the 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg’s being named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. On Thursday, he had to take that back.
“That good behavior lasted just under 24 hours,” Kimmel said, “because this morning, at 7:22 a.m., he wrote, ‘So ridiculous. Greta must work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old-fashioned movie with a friend! Chill, Greta, chill!’”
“But this kid Greta is very good. Right after Trump tweeted, she changed her Twitter bio to ‘A teenager working on her anger management problem, currently chilling and watching a good old-fashioned movie with a friend.’ Trump hasn’t been roasted that thoroughly since the last time he locked himself in his tanning bed.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“She’s 16, so she’s used to handling temper tantrums from immature boys.” — TREVOR NOAH
“That’s how you know that these are strange times. In one room, Trump is going after a 16-year-old on Twitter; in the other room, Melania is talking about the perils of cyberbullying.” — JIMMY FALLON
The Bits Worth Watching
On “Conan,” John Lithgow ruefully recalled the meeting where he talked Tim Burton out of casting him as the Joker in “Batman.”
“Seberg” isn’t a biopic — it’s a portrait of a haunted woman, the French New Wave actress Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), as she’s harassed and surveilled by the F.B.I. in the late 1960s.