Published: Thu, January 23, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump to Greta Thunberg: ‘Start Working On Other Countries’ Who Pollute Oceans

Trump to Greta Thunberg: ‘Start Working On Other Countries’ Who Pollute Oceans

When asked by a reporter if Thunberg's call for an end to fossil fuel investment would threaten US economic growth, Mnuchin responded with: "Is she the chief economist or who is she?".

"Is she the chief economist, or who is she?"

Both Greta and the heir to the United Kingdom throne gave speeches, with Greta joining other young climate activists to speak to world leaders on Tuesday.

This is a very different tone than Trump struck during his controversial decision to withdraw from the global Paris Climate Accord, which he also criticized as being a ploy to drain jobs and money from Americans.

The Swedish teenager clashed with U.S. president Donald Trump, who used his speech to attack climate "prophets of doom" and rejected their "predictions of the apocalypse".

"No responsible leader can put the workers - and the people - of their country at this debilitating and tremendous disadvantage", said Trump at the time, adding that the Accord "hamstrings the United States, while empowering some of the world's top polluting countries".

"I would have loved to have seen her", Trump said, adding that other countries who were worst polluters "Greta ought to focus on those places".

"We think the digital tax is discriminatory in nature... if people want to arbitrarily put taxes on our digital companies we'll consider arbitrarily putting taxes on vehicle companies", said Secretary Mnuchin in response.

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He said he could not comment on the European Union talks, but he could comment on a UK-US deal.

The 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg truly seems to be getting under the Trump administration's skin.

Trump has mocked Thunberg and openly fumed about TIME choosing the activist as its 2019 Person of the Year, a title Trump desperately covets.

The Clarence House Twitter account confirmed that this was the very first time that the two had met, though Charles does have a long history with environmentalism, even when it wasn't such a prominent issue.

He then he founded the film production company Dune Entertainment, which in addition to helping out in the relaunch of the Mad Max franchise in 2015, has The Lego Movie and Wonder Woman among its credits.

President Trump insisted the USA was making great headway against the impacts of climate change. Now chilling and watching a good old-fashioned movie with a friend'.

Earth just finished its hottest decade on record, with the five last years being the five warmest, according to USA and other science agencies. Scientists repeatedly point to more extreme weather as a problem worsened by human-caused climate change.

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