Climate activist Greta Thunberg accused world leaders of failing her generation in a powerful, damning speech at the United Nations on Monday.
Thunberg and Trump never interacted at the summit in New York City, but a brief video recorded at the UN entrance shows Trump blustering through the room where Thunberg was waiting to give her address. The video starts with a closeup on Thunberg, who appears to let out a huff as Trump walks into the room. The camera then zooms out as Trump marches through the frame, seemingly oblivious to her presence.
On her speech, Thunberg emphasized that the science behind climate change has been “crystal clear” for more than 30 years, and yet the most powerful people on Earth had failed to take meaningful action. “You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is,” she said. “You are failing us. But young people are starting to understand your betrayal.”
Trump appeared to take a sarcastic shot at Thunberg on Twitter later in the day “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”