Extinction Rebellion Youth Coordinator's Message to Trump

"You have children. How can you look your children in the eye while you're sending them and their children to their graves?" This Extinction Rebellion youth activist has a message for Donald Trump.

Youths are ready to #climatestrike

Extinction Rebellion put major cities on red alert with a series of direct actions. The group has galvanized youth across the world and they're now calling on all citizens to join the movement.

“To Trump, you have children. How can you look your children in the eye, while you're sending them and their children to their graves? It's disgusting, it's immoral and it's disgraceful. I don't know how anyone can claim to represent a people and throw away their futures or be a parent and throw away your children's future. They're violating the moral ethos of our nation. When, when people at the top and our government is corrupted like that morally and politically and economically, the only thing we can do is this, the only thing we can do is protest and leverage our power as people. There have been so many moments in history which we were apathetic, and there were horrible consequences. If we all stand by and do nothing, then nothing is going to get done. No one is going to do it for you. And frankly we all are interconnected by this moral obligation at this moment in history. I'm not going to be able to save myself or my family without your help. And you're not going to be able to save yourself or your family without mine. So, don't expect me to do this for you, don't expect the youth to do this for you and I won't expect you to do it for me. We're all going to do it together. And we're gonna work every single day to do it,” Jonathan Palash-Miznir, XR Youth US coordinator tells Brut.

Thunberg gained fame last fall when she began skipping school to protest outside the Swedish parliament. At first often standing alone, she eventually found an audience—and founded a movement—after posting about her “Fridays for the Future” on social media. Thunberg’s act of protest sparked student strikes in over 130 countries, including a mass walk-out months ago.


10/13/2019 10:25 AM
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  • Valerie F.
    10/13/2019 10:49

    Because, sadly, trumpanzee doesn't care...about anyone

  • Sayem A.
    10/13/2019 10:57

    What kind of starting question was that? Trumps children are also part of this disaster

  • John R.
    10/13/2019 11:14

    Bedwetters unite

  • Elizabeth V.
    10/13/2019 11:21

    Crazy millennials..

  • Michael C.
    10/13/2019 11:28


  • Steve P.
    10/13/2019 11:35

    What the hell is this kid talking about?

  • Retha D.
    10/13/2019 11:53

    Poor little brainwashed privileged white kid? SMH!

  • Nevin S.
    10/13/2019 12:03

    another limp wrist panzy

  • Darren F.
    10/13/2019 12:11

    No point in asking a man that has no heart.

  • Mike B.
    10/13/2019 12:32

    He and Gretta need each other. They can have a tet a tet in the psycho ward.

  • Anderson M.
    10/13/2019 12:52

    He doesn't care, he is the greatest deal maker, He pulled American Troops out of Syria and sent them to Saudi Arabia.

  • Ramon O.
    10/13/2019 13:21

    The youth is the future!

  • David Y.
    10/13/2019 13:35

    Raving lunatics.

  • Elaine P.
    10/13/2019 13:59

    It's like the witch trials hysteria and finger pointing

  • Stella L.
    10/13/2019 14:20

    These kids really make me sick today. They haven’t a clue about life. Where are their parents, do they not care what these kids are doing. This stupid moron hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about, yet alone at the age to vote. It’s just pathetic that they put something like this on social media.

  • Alex E.
    10/13/2019 14:32


  • Christopher O.
    10/13/2019 14:34

    Narcissists only care about themselves

  • Jessica F.
    10/13/2019 14:35

    I thought he was talking about Planned Parenthood

  • Helene G.
    10/13/2019 14:47


  • Tim L.
    10/13/2019 14:52

    40% of Americans still believe in trump. And these same 40% has no morals. It's ok for them to rape, steal, rob, cheap, and lie.