Oblivious Cuomo taken to the woodshed when he declares criticism of ‘kid’ Greta Thunberg not OK

CNN’s Chris Cuomo inadvertently set the name of Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann trending on social media.

Cuomo was called out for applying a double standard after he expressed outrage over U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin joking that Greta Thunberg should go and study “economics in college.”

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“Why do these trumpers think it is ok to go at a kid?” the CNN host asked in a tweet Thursday, linking to a Washington Post article about Mnuchin mocking the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Asked about Thunberg’s demand that public and private sectors immediately divest from fossil fuels, Mnuchin remarked that “after she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us.”

Virtue-signaling liberals were outraged that the Trump administration official dared to insult their environmental darling, and Cuomo joined the bandwagon.

Apparently, Cuomo forgot some key factors, not the least of which is that Thunberg, as a public figure and Time’s “Person of the Year,” is inevitably going to come under scrutiny.

But Twitter users quickly reminded the “Cuomo Prime Time” anchor that his own network just settled a lawsuit with Sandmann, another “kid” who was targeted by the left for supposedly being disrespectful in a “standoff” with Native American elder Nathan Phillips.

The confrontation last year went viral with the media jumping on Sandmann with premature condemnation. Cuomo was part of the torch-carrying mob that attacked the student.

“The kid, Nick Sandmann, he doesn’t seem to be afraid, but he did make a choice and that was to make it a standoff. That was not a good choice,” he said at the time. “If that were my son, who happens to go to a great Catholic school, would I like what he did? If I were there, would I have allowed the kids to be in that situation? No and no. There was a disrespect at play that doesn’t work for me in these circumstances.”

Sandmann filed a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit, which CNN just settled, accusing the network of having “brought down the full force of its corporate power, influence, and wealth on Nicholas by falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying him despite the fact that he was a minor child.”

Cuomo’s defense of Thunberg sparked an avalanche of Twitter responses calling out his hypocrisy.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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