Trump urges us to carry on, while Mnuchin suggests that Thunberg numb her soul with the opium of mainstream economics.
This not only diminishes the United States’ standing as a defender of human rights, it’s a disservice and injustice to the 25 million North Koreans suffering under Kim’s murderous regime.
However, her rather public and calibrated presentation is interesting for both its timing and a clear sense of desperation in Washington over its own considerably shrinking influence across the globe.
China has pushed for the US to remove tariffs, which have the potential to wreak havoc on the global economy, as part of an agreement.
Among the leading culprits is the U.S., which has burned coal, oil and other fossil fuels en route to developing the wealthiest economy in global history.
The harsh criticism has come even from those particularly close to Trump.
The US has historically maintained a strong dollar policy, but cracks have started appearing in the mighty greenback of late.