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Sixteen-year-old Thunberg ended up becoming a bit of meme after she was spotted throwing the POTUS a significant glare at the United Nations Climate Summit, where she was invited to speak to world leaders about climate change.
Much was said online about how she looked at him, with filmmaker Michael Moore even chipping in to say that Trump could most likely 'feel the eyes on the back of his head'.
However, Thunberg says she was actually just surprised when the footage was captured.
Speaking on Scandinavian talk show Skavlan, she explained: "I was stopped because suddenly he came in and security went, 'You have to step to the side.' And suddenly he came in. I think I was very shocked."
Well, that clears that up then.
She also spoke about Trump tweeting a seemingly sly dig at her, in which he called her a 'very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future'.
"I mean, you can interpret it in different ways, many different ways," she said. "I knew that sometime he is probably going to say something about me and it was like, it doesn't make any difference in a way."
The host then pressed her, asking if she spotted any sarcasm in the tweet, to which she replied: "Of course I do, but of course he's going to write that."
Although he did attend the summit, Trump actually missed Thunberg's impassioned speech in which she told the room: "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.
"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.
"Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up and change is coming whether you like it or not."
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