BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was quick to defend climate activist Greta Thunberg from “Trumpers” who mocked her but was quickly reminded about the settlement his network recently made with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was asked by reporters about Thunberg’s call for countries to divest from fossil fuels, which he didn’t exactly take too seriously.
“Is she the chief economist? Who is she? I’m confused,” Mnuchin jokingly replied. “After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us.”
That didn’t sit well with one particular CNN anchor.
“Why do these Trumpers think it is OK to go at a kid?” Cuomo tweeted, scolding the Trump administration.
Critics on social media quickly reminded Cuomo about the attacks Sandmann faced by his network, which led to a major settlement earlier this month.
“Didn’t your garbage network just settle a nine-figure lawsuit for defaming a Catholic child at a pro-life march?” The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis asked in a tweet.
Cuomo quickly tweeted a response. “There’s a big difference between the two,” he began. “She’s a teenage girl and he’s a teenage boy. And ‘yes’, I was one of the people that also criticized Nick Sandmann. But he’s a boy, and he should’ve been able to take it. Instead he wimped out and has been reduced to taking a check for millions of dollars from this network. In time, that little twit will have to accept the fact that he wasn’t tough enough to handle some unfair bullying by liberals on CNN, but instead he chose the cowardly way out by getting set up financially for life. What a loser!”