U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says telling Greta Thunberg to study economics ‘was a joke’

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/news/world/u-s-treasury-secretary-mnuchin-says-telling-greta-thunberg-to-study-economics-was-a-joke

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin downplayed his remark that environmental activist Greta Thunberg should go study economics, saying he hadn’t meant it seriously. “It was intended to be said somewhat in jest,” Mnuchin said at a Chatham House event in London Saturday. “I commented at the press conference that this was a joke, but it seems to have caught a lot of attention.”