Ivanka Trump praises Greta Thunberg: ‘She’s elevated awareness and that’s a positive thing’
White House adviser Ivanka Trump on Wednesday praised environmental activist Greta Thunberg for elevating awareness of climate change.
Speaking to reporters from Davos, Switzerland, where more than 3,000 dignitaries and business leaders are meeting his week for the annual World Economic Forum, Trump declined to replicate her father’s criticism of the 17-year-old activist.
Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to U.S President Donald Trump, speaks during a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP)
“I’m not going to criticize anyone who’s bringing their energy and voice,” she said. “That’s not my style. I think she’s elevated awareness and that’s a positive thing.”
Her remarks came after Thunberg lambasted business and political elites gathered at WEF Tuesday for not doing enough to tackle climate change, warning that time was running out.