A Donald Trump Official Sent Greta Thunberg To Study Economics

"Is she the chief economist or who is she?" Asked US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Credit: DPA

DAVOS.- The Secretary of the Treasury of the United States,
Steven Mnuchin advised the Swedish activist today
Greta Thunberg, also present in the
World Economic Forum, in
Davos,
"study economics and go to university".

Asked about the claim of the young Swedish woman, who calls for an immediate cessation of investments in fossil energies, he responded at a press conference: "Let him first study economics and go to university, and then he can visit us again."

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"Is she the chief economist or who is she?" Mnuchin asked during a press conference with the Secretary of Commerce,
Wilbur Ross, in the context of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The administration of the American president
Donald Trump and Thunberg
they have been facing Davos since Tuesday, but so far more veiled, and they have never met physically.

On Tuesday, Trump had criticized the "
prophets of misfortune and apocalypse predictions, "in a speech attended by the climate activist. Shortly before leaving the Swiss ski resort on Wednesday, he said he would have" loved "to meet her.

Thunberg, meanwhile, repeated his warnings to the political and economic elite, stressing that it was time to "panic" because
"the house burns," as he did last year in Davos.

Mnuchin became the 77th US Treasury Secretary, after swearing in office on February 13, 2017. Graduated from Yale University in 1985, he worked at Goldman Sachs and was the producer of Hollywood hits as
Avatar (2009) or
American Sniper through its investment firm Dune Entertainment.

AFP and DPA agencies

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