Greta Thunberg, the teen climate activist who first captured the hearts of the progressive left during Donald Trump’s presidency, seems to have turned on Joe Biden as the president repeatedly breaks his promises when it comes to taking action on climate change.
According to the New York Post, Thunberg, who is from Sweden, sounded less than impressed Tuesday as she blasted world leaders like Biden for their “empty” vows for change.
“This is all we hear from our so-called leaders: Words,” the 18-year-old said at a climate summit in Milan, Italy earlier this week, according to Post. “Words that sound great but so far have led to no action.”
“Empty words and promises”
Thunberg also specifically took aim at Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” plan, which the progressive activist intimated would be less than effective even if it was passed.
“This is not about some expensive, politically correct green act of bunny hugging, or blah, blah, blah. Build Back Better. Blah, blah, blah,” she said, as the Post reported.
“Green economy, blah, blah, blah. Net-zero by 2050, blah, blah, blah. Climate-neutral, blah, blah, blah,” Thunberg added.
“Our hopes and dreams drown in their empty words and promises,” she declared, to applause. Thunberg also blasted world leaders for “shamelessly congratulating themselves” as the problem persists, the Post noted.
Biden is losing allies
Thunberg’s “eloquent” criticism of Biden shows just how badly things have gone for the president in the past few months. Conservatives are calling for his head daily, and now, even progressives are furious that Biden isn’t doing enough.
Thunberg, for her part, falls into the latter camp. She and other environmental activists who were expecting to see the most progressive president in U.S. history were stunned to discover that Joe Biden has his own agenda — parts of which are anything but progressive.
Perhaps electing a career politician who has a habit of being dishonest isn’t the best plan to advance your agenda.
In any case, President Biden is losing his allies on the far left of the political spectrum, and without them, it’s a hard sell to suggest Democrats would win the White House again in 2024.
Biden may have three years left in office, but the writing is on the wall. Republicans would be wise to capitalize on the president’s catastrophic collapse as voters weigh who they’ll be supporting next time they head to the polls.