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On Greta Thunberg, Mnuchin's Wife Goes Rogue

'I stand with Greta on this issue'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2020 7:03 AM CST
Mnuchin's Wife Goes Rogue, Backs Greta Thunberg
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and wife Louise Linton, hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and US Treasurer Jovita Carranza's signatures, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – Looks like another senior White House adviser's marriage stands divided: The latest public break comes after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called out 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, telling her to go and "(study) economics in college." The Hill reports that Mnuchin's wife, Scottish actress and occasional lightning rod Louise Linton, got in on the action on Saturday with a brief Instagram post that went thusly: "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. Keep up the fight @gretathunberg." Raw Story notes that Linton tagged Mnuchin in the post, but the rebellion was short-lived: The post was taken down after less than 40 minutes. (Read more Louise Linton stories.)

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