Greta Thunberg’s searing look at Trump takes over the internet

A gif of the young environmental activist, as well as a hashtag, was widely circulated

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg watches as U.S. President Donald Trump enters the United Nations to speak with reporters in a still image from video taken in New York City, U.S. September 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Andrew Hofstetter     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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A gif of 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg shooting a maligned look at US president Donald Trump as he arrived at the same building she was about to leave has gone viral.

The gif, cut from footage by Reuter’s Andrew Hofstetter at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, was circulating all over Twitter early this morning. Many celebrities took part in commenting about the look.

Thunberg spoke at the UN's Climate Action Summit on Monday, giving an impassioned speech where she asked world leaders: "How dare you?"

The now famous phrase was also picked up by social media users, and the hashtag #HowDareYou was trending and being used by supporters of Thunberg to echo her words.

One of the many celebrities who chimed in, actor and environment activist Mark Ruffalo tweeted: “He doesn’t have the courage to stop and address this brave young woman.”