United States President Donald Trump was recently one-upped on Twitter by an 18-year-old student from India on the topic of climate change.
Instead of bashing Trump on his views on climate change, the student, Astha Sarmah, who is from Jorhat in Assam, educated the president about weather and climate in a rather well-spoken manner.
Trump made a tweet last week, November 21, where he mocked global warming after the temperature in Washington dropped to -2 degrees Celsius (28.4 Fahrenheit).
Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2018
“Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?” the president wrote.
Many people criticized Trump for his comment, but Astha took the spotlight for her classy savage reply. She wrote:
“I am 54 years younger than you. I just finished high school with average marks. But even I can tell you that WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE. If you want help understanding that, I can lend you my encyclopedia from when I was in 2nd grade. It has pictures and everything.”
I am 54 years younger than you. I just finished high school with average marks. But even I can tell you that WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE. If you want help understanding that, I can lend you my encyclopedia from when I was in 2nd grade. It has pictures and everything.
— Astha Sarmah (@thebuttcracker7) November 22, 2018
Astha received over 27,000 likes and more than 6,800 retweets. Many applauded the teen for her straightforward comment:
Yes 😂🤣🤙🏼 pic.twitter.com/BebjUvqTb6
— LuahineFreda 🤙🏼🌈🖖✊🏼 (@LuahineFreda) November 25, 2018
You have explained something in simple words, and your counterpart understands only simple words, I hope at least.
— Gazelight (@Gazelight) November 25, 2018
Haha you won it girl, you are all over the news!!
— Nandita Das (@nandita098) November 27, 2018
Yes. Weather is like one-night stand and climate is like until-death-do-us-part institution.
— Seshu Chamarty (@SeshuChamarty) November 28, 2018
Donald, this be you.
Nice one Astha! pic.twitter.com/JJQILhGW9H
— My Two Cents (@MyyTwoCentss) November 25, 2018
Sit down everyone … Internet has been won today
— 🌈Peggy Rogers🌈 (@chatterboxpb) November 28, 2018
— 🇮🇳Mohan (With NaMo)🇮🇳 (@mohanmehla55) November 28, 2018
Others offered her an internship to study climate change on the Arabian Sea, according to Times of India.