The 16-year-old shot the U.S. president a death stare as he passed her at U.N. headquarters in New York, and the moment was caught on camera.
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) September 23, 2019
The Swedish teen, who sailed to New York on a zero-emissions yacht to avoid the environmentally costly repercussions of flying, said before her departure that she had no plans to speak to Trump during her time in the U.S.
“Why should I waste time talking to him when he, of course, is not going to listen to me?” Thunberg told CBS in August. “I can’t say anything that he hasn’t already heard.”
She told a reporter that her message to Trump would be to “just to listen to the science,” adding that he “obviously doesn’t do that.”
On Monday, Thunberg delivered a fierce rebuke to world leaders at the U.N. summit, condemning them for prioritizing “money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth” over the fate of the planet.
The U.S. president, who had not been slated to attend the summit, appeared for 10 to 15 minutes at the event, listening to remarks by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, The Hill reported.
Twitter users were quick to pounce on the moment Trump walked past Thunberg, and the GIFs, memes and commentary flowed freely:
Greta Thunberg’s glare at Donald Trump is giving me the energy to get through this Monday pic.twitter.com/xdM0rdI2ln
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) September 23, 2019
You know, I don’t think Greta Thunberg likes Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/JzncKbkDOJ
— Ken Murray (@Ken_J_Murray) September 23, 2019
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) September 23, 2019
— Cathal (@wharsmetoothpic) September 23, 2019
The other politicians met Greta Thunberg on bended knee for a photo op.Then Trump walked in and breezed by without a glance. pic.twitter.com/kwifPVx5Qz
— Tim Xeriland (@Xeriland) September 23, 2019
— Joel Lava 🌊 (@joellava) September 23, 2019
Greta: “You took everything from me.”Trump: “I don’t even know who you are.” pic.twitter.com/PRdcZHULv6
— jaysus (@JayInfoSec) September 23, 2019
Find yourself someone who looks upon your worst enemy the way Greta Thunberg looks at Trump. pic.twitter.com/euhZ51abAB
— Joel Berkowitz (@JoelBerkowitz) September 23, 2019
Greta Thunberg mad-dogging Trump at the UN is my entire mood board for the next ten years https://t.co/uenuzTJGwz
— Summer Brennan 🌈 (@summerbrennan) September 23, 2019
If looks could kill…Greta = Cersei Lannister Trump = Sept of Baelor (GoT fans will understand)pic.twitter.com/tDjzCw1vqm
— Leilani Münter (@LeilaniMunter) September 23, 2019
We are all Greta. pic.twitter.com/akOcJzSaVK
— The Hummingbird 🐦 (@SaysHummingbird) September 23, 2019
Bless whoever got this footage of Greta Thunberg eyeing Trump pic.twitter.com/1XEjz7hyoG
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