Greta Thunberg’s ‘death stare’ at Donald Trump breaks the internet and triggers a meme fest
Climate activist Greta Thunberg glared at President Donald Trump on September 23 as he walked past her at the United Nations in New York and social media cannot stop talking about the moment. The teenage Swedish eco-warrior addressed the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on the day, slamming international delegates present there for their inaction on climate change. "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood," she said.
Thunberg, on the same day of her speech, was seen at the UN headquarters with an enraged expression on her face as Trump upstaged her entrance by walking in the chamber followed by news reporters. A clip of the moment showed her fiercely staring at Trump as he walked by and into the UN General Assembly.
The clip, which was widely shared on social media, soon became a meme with the 16-year-old's "death stare" featured on multiple social networking sites. A person on Twitter joked that Thunberg's glared resembled the one you would give your "worst enemy", adding that she was staring into Trump's "dark cavernous soul" at the moment.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee also retweeted a post featuring the meme, saying: "We are all Greta Thunberg." Another meme shared on Twitter depicted a thought bubble above Thunberg, saying: "I would roast you but I'm an environmentalist so I'm opposed to burning trash."
In one of the memes, a social media user compared Thunberg's apparent hatred of Trump with the reaction of those who prefer pineapple on pizza sometimes receive. Another one depicted Thunberg as an asteroid and Trump as the dinosaurs.
One social Twitter user said: 'Find yourself someone who looks upon your worst enemy the way Greta Thunberg looks at Trump.'
Shortly after the glaring, Thunberg gave a fiery speech at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, where she broke down while slamming the international delegates present there for their inaction.
"I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," the Swedish activist said in her speech. "There will not be any solution or plans in line with these figures here today because these numbers are too uncomfortable and you're not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us. The young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say, we will never forgive you," she said.