What better way to celebrate the impeachment you're too scared to testify at than by lashing out at a teenage climate activist.
While speaking about Greta Thunberg at the Davos World Economic Forum, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that "she's in no position to give economic advice until she goes to college and comes out with an economic degree."
He also added this condescending ditty:
"Is she the chief economist? Who is she, I'm confused."
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin takes a swipe at 17-year-old Swedish climate activist @GretaThunberg, says s… https://t.co/Wq07L68ErX— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)1579786271.0
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quickly responded on Twitter, defending the teenage climate change activist.
If you don’t have an economics degree like Greta, they’ll mock you for not having one. If you DO have one, as I do… https://t.co/Cda7uY7Iqh— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1579793318.0
Many other people on Twitter also came to Greta's side.
Steven Mnuchin questioned Greta Thunberg's qualifications compared to his own. Let's take a look at you, Steven.… https://t.co/tiYVSlvqNK— JRehling (@JRehling)1579793814.0
Dude whose bank foreclosed on a 90-year-old woman's home over 27 cents disrespects a 17-year-old asking world leade… https://t.co/duJzNPmZH3— David Beard (@David Beard)1579784549.0
Goldman Sachs conman Steven Mnuchin, who bribed Trump to appoint him US Treasury Secretary, whose use of military f… https://t.co/NHfKcwd7ZB— Gary Ray Betz (@Gary Ray Betz)1579830847.0
Grown men, especially those who run powerful branches of government, shouldn't get their kicks making fun of high schoolers.
Who are you Mnuchin? A Hollywood producer? Stop kicking around Greta. It is a bad look. https://t.co/BGNKRyG6n0— Barbara Malmet (@Barbara Malmet)1579827833.0
Steven Mnuchin: Greta Thunberg can give economic advice after she goes to college. Also Mnuchin: Spent $2,507.42 P… https://t.co/IoUEVqdYWF— Nick Jack Pappas (@Nick Jack Pappas)1579791448.0
Secretary Munchkin suggests that Greta Thunberg should study economics. What for? Munchkin studied economics, yet h… https://t.co/kcVgiijalS— Monty Boa (@Monty Boa)1579777339.0
Mnuchin is hardly a paragon of virtue anyway.
A 17 year old understands that resources are limited and that pollution is real. Any ideological form of economics… https://t.co/zRFLpfuIxg— NewscastNow (@NewscastNow)1579782497.0
Steven Mnuchin might want to study climate science just a little rather than continue to enable a boss intent on de… https://t.co/eVgbUeA2Jt— Ben Lieberman (@Ben Lieberman)1579783433.0
Before long, Thunberg herself had responded to the Treasury Secretary's comments, saying:
"It doesn't take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1,5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up."
BREAKING: Greta Thunberg just responded to Steven Mnuchin: "it doesn’t take a college degree in economics to realis… https://t.co/AvAb9IHV9g— PoliticsVideoChannel (@PoliticsVideoChannel)1579805969.0
Thunberg is probably happy to know she has many allies even here in America.
Another pitiful bully. Sorry Greta. Grown men fear you. Sears is suing Steven Mnuchin and other former board member… https://t.co/2D1gnX76lc— Liz Allder (@Liz Allder)1579783918.0
@nationalpost Steve Mnuchin should find some morals and ethics before presuming to lecture anyone on anything.— Erin En (@Erin En)1579799741.0
This should go without saying...but bullying young women just trying to make a better world doesn't make you a good person.
You can purchase Greta Thunberg's book No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference here.