Mnuchin takes swipe at teen activist

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin criticized Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Forum.

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January 23, 2020 - 10:18 AM

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the climate march during the COP25 U.N. Climate Conference 2019. Thunberg is the youngest ever Time Person of the Year. Photo by (Clara Margais/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is in no position to give economic advice until she’s gone to college and come out with an economics degree.

At a press briefing at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos, Mnuchin took a swipe at the 17-year-old environmental campaigner for her recommendation that both the public and private sectors should divest from fossil fuels.

When asked how that would affect the U.S. economic model, Mnuchin took a swipe at Thunberg.

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