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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, then Treasury Secretary-designate Stephen Mnuchin and his then-fiancee, Louise Linton, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Linton offered a condescending response to a social media critic on Aug. 21, 2017, telling a mother of three that that she was “adorably out of touch.” Mnuchin and Linton were married in June. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)

The Treasury secretary's wife mocked an Instagram user's wealth and 'cute' life


The wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday mocked an Instagram user who questioned her lifestyle, according to The New York Times.

The Times reported Tuesday that Louise Linton first posted a photo of her leaving a military jet displaying official government markings alongside her husband.

Linton reportedly joined Mnuchin for a trip to Kentucky with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Monday.

“Great #daytrip to #Kentucky!” Linton wrote before listing hash tags for parts of her wardrobe, including #hermesscarf, #tomford and #valentino.

“Glad we could pay for your little getaway,” wrote Jenni Miller, a mother of three from Portland, Oregon. “#deplorable.”

Linton, an actress who married Mnuchin in June, lashed out at Miller in a post that was initially public.

“Aw!!! Do you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable,” she said. “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?” Linton continued. “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 then included a curled biceps and a face blowing a kiss emoji before continuing her response.

“You’re adorably out of touch,” she said. “Your life looks cute. Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones. It’s fab!”

Linton’s Instagram post went viral on Twitter, and she has since changed her account on the former platform to private.

Miller, who is a registered Democrat, said she would have replied with a “very snide Marie Antoinette joke” had Linton not made her Instagram account private.

“I think my post was just five or six words, and she had to go on basically a rant about it to make herself look more important and look smarter, better, richer – all those things,” she said, noting she regretted allowing Linton to needle her.

A Treasury Department official declined to comment on Linton’s remarks but said the Mnuchins had reimbursed the government for the trip.

Linton was also not compensated by any of the designer labels she mentioned on Instagram, the official added.

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