A teen is taking on Trump, his homophobia and his misogyny in an award-winning speech.
Referring to the ‘clown in a crown’, the adorable Austrian had biting words for the US president.
Magdalena Guggenheimer, a student from a valley in South Austria of around a thousand people, took part in a state-wide speech competition for young people.
‘I made it my life task to stop people like you,’ she said. ‘Even if you’re never going to hear these words, which I wrote under tears.
‘I won’t be able to stop you, but hate won’t ever win. Remember that, Donald.’
And little Magdalena didn’t hold back.
‘Imagine you’re discriminated for what you love, who you are, which religion you follow or just because you’re a woman – with word’s like “fucking faggot” or “stupid foreigner”,’ she said.
‘Would this not make you sad?’
In Austria an estimated 90% of gay and lesbian people have been the victims of homophobic violence; gay men are also excluded from blood donations.
‘Of course we are the generation which is the least hit by homophobia, but even if only every fourth or fifth person hates you for what you love, or only every 10th person wants to hurt you for it, is that really a reason to be calm?
‘So let girls be manly,’ she continued.
‘Stop sexualizing lesbians! Protect transgender teens! Being bisexual is not a phase! Love is love! I hate homophobia, because it’s not a phobia. You’re not scared of it. You fight against it with hate, and hate is no fear.’
This 15-year-old added: ‘‘You already managed to destroy so much in three months that America slid back at least to the time before Obama.
‘I have friends in America myself, among them my gay best friend and a bisexual friend. I am very worried for them, because I don’t know how you could destroy them.
‘I have 99 problems and 98 of them are based on the fact that people are punished just for being themselves. You’re not one of my problems.
‘Because you can’t put a crown on a clown and then expect him to be king.’
Trump might never hear this speech – but for Magdalena, it meant placing third in the competition, winning €100 ($108.61, £84.43), and a fair bit of national attention.