Greta Thunberg treads on many well-toe shoes

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Mnuchin told Greta Thunberg she should study economics on Thursday (January 23), a quip that came two days after U.S. President Donald Trump and Thunberg sparred indirectly at the Davos summit.

Isabelle Axelsson is one of the youngest delegates at Davos, where the 19-year-old, dressed in Dr. Martens boots and dungarees, and her fellow climate activists are calling on the world leaders to do more to tackle climate change. "Who is she? I'm confused", said Mnuchin. "(I don't have a degree in economics either)", wrote Linton, an actress and animal rights activist, according to CNBC.

In Linton's post-which tagged both Thunberg and her husband-she expressed sympathy for Thunberg.

"This is why I need your help, your ingenuity and your practical skills to ensure that the private sector leads ourselves out of the approaching catastrophe into which we have engineered ourselves", he said. "Keep up the fight @gretathunberg", the message on her confirmed Instagram account read.

Asked by a reporter if Britain's plan to implement a digital services tax on USA technology giants such as Facebook and Google could hinder trade negotiations, Mnuchin said he discussed the issue on Saturday with Javid.

There appears to be no love lost between Thunberg and President Trump, who called Time magazine's decision "ridiculous".

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Before the post was deleted, Linton had received a deluge of comments thanking her for "standing up" to the Trump administration and critics of climate change reforms.

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But either by accident or design, there was no meeting between Trump and Thunberg before the United States leader left the Swiss ski resort on Wednesday declaring he would have "loved" to have met the climate activist, Time magazine's Person of the Year.

Mnuchin said that as the dollar is the reserve currency of the world, he was very conscious of the effect of sanctions on it, which he said were effective in helping to achieve national security goals. She sat in on Trump's speech Tuesday to the forum, but that did little to bridge their ideological differences.

Thunberg repeated her climate warnings, hammering home in her speech that it was time to "panic" because "the house is burning", as she did the previous year in Davos.

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