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Target of Louise Linton's 'adorably out of touch' rant hits back

Target of Louise Linton's 'adorably out of touch' rant hits back

So like any two people using government money to get a better view of a celestial event, they went up to the roof, put on their likely-designer eclipse glasses, planted their asses atop the $200 billion US gold reserve and looked up.

The eclipse. They wanted to get a better view of the eclipse.

Traveling to view the eclipse's path of totality would ordinarily be benign, if Mnuchin had personally financed the trip.

Did Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife, actress and film producer Louise Linton, take a federal government plane, at a cost of up to $10,000 per hour, so they could have a great view of Monday's solar eclipse? After a woman named Jennifer Miller posted a critical comment about the post, Linton defended the couple's luxurious lifestyle by posting a lengthy comment full of classist attacks against Miller.

The trip sparked widespread controversy after Linton posted a picture on Instagram of her exiting the Air Force plane the couple used for the trip, touting the brand names of her designer clothing. "Do you think the U.S. govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel!?!"

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Monday's post began with a glamorous photo of Linton stepping off an official government plane on a trip to Kentucky with her husband, who was there to discuss tax reform with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and visit Fort Knox.

Even if Linton and Mnuchin's use of the plane had nothing to do with seeing the near-total eclipse from the roof of Fort Knox, the trip raises questions, as the spouses of cabinet members have not historically traveled on government planes for domestic trips. "Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?"

One user, handle Jennimiller29, commented on the post, "Glad we could pay for your little getaway #deplorable". "Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you'd be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours". "It was inappropriate and highly insensitive". And yet the wealthy Linton defends her boasting and derides me, a hardworking, taxpaying American, in the process. An anonymous Treasury representative swore to WaPo that Mnuchin "is reimbursing the government for Mrs. Linton's travel, as is long-standing policy regarding civilians on military aircraft", though the source declined to say who it was that approved his usage of a government plane.

Amid a mounting backlash, Linton apologized Tuesday and changed her Instagram account to private.