The BBC reports:
Donald Trump’s treasury secretary has dismissed Greta Thunberg’s call for immediate fossil fuel divestment, saying the 17-year-old activist should go to college and study economics.
In a withering slapdown on the climate emergency movement, Steven Mnuchin pretended not to know who Thunberg was, before dismissing her concerns as ill-informed. “Is she the chief economist? Who is she, I’m confused” – before clarifying that he was joking.
“After she goes and studies economics in college she can come back and explain that to us,” Mnuchin added, at a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Mnuchin goes after Greta Thunberg and says she should study economics
Here's what Mnuchin learned from economics studies: as the "foreclosure king," he ran a company that booted elderly residents from their homes due to onerous loans and technicalities https://t.co/NrlufW3ZoO
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) January 23, 2020