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Steve Mnuchin Gets Shamed and Humiliated by His Own Wife, ‘I Stand With Greta Thunberg’

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife defended climate activist Greta Thunberg – and even took a shot at her own husband – in a quickly deleted post to her Instagram Saturday.

Actress and producer Louise Linton said “I stand with Greta on this issue (I don’t have a degree in economics either). We need to drastically reduce our use of fossil fuels.”

According to New York Magazine correspondent Olivia Nuzzi, Linton deleted the post just about a half-hour after it went up.

Earlier this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mnuchin took a shot at Thunberg’s activism in comments to press.

“After she goes and studies economics in college she can come back and explain that to us,” Mnuchin said of Thunberg calling for divestment in fossil fuels.

Thunberg had already responded to the jibe, saying “it doesn’t take a college degree in economics to realize that our remaining 1,5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don’t add up.”

The Trump administration and Greta Thunberg have sparred indirectly since Tuesday on panels in Davos but organizers have carefully averted any direct confrontation.

In a speech on Tuesday, Trump castigated the “prophets of doom” and those that predicted a climate “apocalypse”, while Thunberg sat in the audience.

Shortly before leaving the Swiss ski resort, Trump said he would have “loved” to have met the activist, Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

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