On Monday's The Story, The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles claimed that scientists aren't leading the fight against global warming, so why should we listen to "politicians and a mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left"? Fellow guest Christopher Hahn slammed Knowles for belittling Thunberg.
Fox News later said it has no plans to book Knowles as a guest anymore and called his comment "disgraceful — we apologize to Greta Thunberg and to our viewers." Knowles stuck to his assertion that Thunberg is being exploited, and he got some support from fellow conservatives on the Fox News circuit.
Apparently, Thunberg is used to this kind of negative attention.
When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you’re winning! I have Aspergers and that means I’m sometimes a bit different from the norm. And - given the right circumstances- being different is a superpower.#aspiepowerpic.twitter.com/A71qVBhWUU