Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has hit back at Donald Trump, tweeting the US president should “chill” about the election, a repost to his tweet last year mocking the teenager over what he called her anger management issues.

Commenting on Trump tweeting “STOP THE COUNT!” on Thursday, as the election race in the US went to the wire, 17-year-old Thunberg tweeted: “So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill!”

The tweet quickly gained more than a million likes and hundreds of thousands of retweets.

Trump took to Twitter in December last year after Thunberg was named Time’s Person of the Year for 2019, mocking the 17-year-old in exactly the same manner for her impassioned pleas to governments to act to stop global warming.

“So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” Trump wrote, commenting on a tweet from another person congratulating Thunberg on the Time prize.

Thunberg responded at the time by updating her Twitter biography to include: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old-fashioned movie with a friend.”

Greta Thunberg has taken a swipe at Donald Trump over his election reaction.
Greta Thunberg has taken a swipe at Donald Trump over his election reaction. Credit: Getty/7NEWS

With his re-election chances fading as more votes are counted in a handful of battleground states, US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary assault on the country’s democratic process from the White House on Thursday, falsely claiming the election was being “stolen” from him.

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