When disagreements between the US President, Donald Trump, and climate activist Greta Thunberg seemed to have fallen behind, Treasury Secretary US, Steven Mnuchin, He launched a new blow to the Swedish young on Thursday.
Asked at a news conference on the so-called Greta to be abandoned fossil fuels, Mnuchin said: “She is the chief economist?… After studying economics in college, she can go back and explain it to us”.
The Mnuchin joke came two days after Trump and Greta indirectly discuss the World Economic Forum, in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. After Trump said the United States pledged to join the initiative to plant a billion trees, Greta replied to fix the climate crisis was not just about trees.
Before leaving Davos, However, Trump seems to show a brief peace sign, claiming that like to have seen the young activist speak.
Addressing the Trump government's position on climate, Mnuchin said the position was “misunderstood”.
“There is a real misunderstanding of US policy. Let me be very clear: President Trump believes in absolutely clean air and water and a clean environment”.