Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Oh Boy, Mnuchin Has a Wild One; Nouveau-Elitist Trophy Wife Who Tags Along

So it turns out that the wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Louise Linton, traveled to Kentucky with him on Monday when he toured Fort Knox.

She posted on Instagram a picture of herself getting off an official government plane in Kentucky and tagged the pic: Hermes and Valentino. Apparently, clothes and/or accessories she was wearing.

This prompted a visitor to her page to call her out for the tags, which sent Linton into nouveau-elitist attack mode.

The Washington Post has a play-by-play of what went down:
“Did you think this was a personal trip?!” Linton wrote on her Instagram page, responding to the person who had written “glad we could pay for your little getaway.”

Linton continued in her response to the critic: “Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? I’m pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day ‘trip’ than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours.”

Linton added, “You’re adorably out of touch … Thanks for the passive aggressive nasty comment. Your kids look very cute. Your life looks cute.”

The fashion companies Linton “tagged” in her Instagram post were Herm├Ęs, Roland Mouret, Tom Ford and Valentino.

Mnuchin and Linton have been married for two months....

Treasury Department spokesman said Monday’s flight was cleared by appropriate government channels, and that the Mnuchins covered the cost of Linton’s travel. The spokesman added that Linton did not receive any financial compensation for mentioning the fashion brands that she tagged in her Instagram post.
WaPo also notes:
 Typically, Treasury secretaries only fly government planes when they go on international trips. They usually fly on domestic carriers when they are traveling inside the country...
Linton is a Scottish actress and has raised eyebrows within the White House for accompanying Mnuchin to congressional hearings and on other trips that spouses don’t often take.

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