Updated: September 24, 2019 12:24:36 pm
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg’s “death stare” at US President Donald Trump, when the two briefly crossed paths at the United Nations on Monday, has gone viral, triggering several memes on social media.
The 16-year-old, who was in New York to attend a climate change summit, fixed her gaze on Trump as he arrived to attend a meeting on religious freedom, the Guardian reported. The moment was caught on camera and was widely circulated on social media.
Julián Castro, the Democratic presidential contender, shared the video along with a caption that read: “I think a lot of us can relate.”
I think a lot of us can relate.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) September 23, 2019
Thunberg’s reaction to Trump generated quite a buzz on social media. Here, take a look:
Bless whoever got this footage of Greta Thunberg eyeing Trump pic.twitter.com/1XEjz7hyoG
— Ang Ferraguto (@MagnaFarta) September 23, 2019
“We are at the beginning of a mass extinction event.”
— Greta Thunberg pic.twitter.com/06dorNYxHR
— Jay Kuo (@nycjayjay) September 24, 2019
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
Q: what’s one thing Greta Thunberg has that Donald Trump doesn’t?
A: any chance of winning a Nobel Peace Prize
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) September 23, 2019
— Seán O’Regan (@SeanOR95) September 23, 2019
Greta Thunberg giving Donald Trump a death stare is the highlight of 2019 so far pic.twitter.com/J0ZGU6WgsQ
— laura ✨ (@daisyrdley) September 23, 2019
You know, I don’t think Greta Thunberg likes Donald Trump.
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
— Ken Murray (@Ken_J_Murray) September 23, 2019
Earlier in her speech at the climate summit, a visibly emotional Thunberg had slammed the world leaders and accused them of stealing her childhood. The young activist, who kickstarted a global movement against inaction towards climate change, said, “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”
However, Trump later mocked Thunberg’s speech and tweeted, “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”
She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! https://t.co/1tQG6QcVKO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019
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