From the New York Times:

Louise Linton, the labels-loving wife of Steven Mnuchin, replied condescendingly to an Instagram poster about her lifestyle and belittled the woman, Jenni Miller, a mother of three from Portland, Ore., for having less money than she does.

The brouhaha began when Ms. Linton posted a photograph of herself disembarking a military jet emblazoned with official government markings. She had joined her husband on a quick trip to Kentucky with the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell.

“Great #daytrip to #Kentucky!” Ms. Linton, 36, wrote under the photograph. She then added hashtags for various pieces of her expensive wardrobe, listing #rolandmouret, #hermesscarf, #tomford and #valentino.

Ms. Miller, 45, wrote under the photograph, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable.”

Instead of ignoring Ms. Miller, Ms. Linton — whose account had been public — replied with snark. (Ms. Linton changed her Instagram account to a private setting soon after the photograph was posted.)

“Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable!” she wrote. “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?”

Ms. Linton went on: “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.” After that, she included emojis of a curled bicep and a face blowing a kiss.

She seems nice. Keep in mind, this was a trip to promote tax cuts for the wealthy.

They are who we said they were.

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2 Responses to Trash

  1. Tom_b says:

    Isn’t Mnuchin the snake who made his stash by foreclosing on victims of the mortgage crisis — families; women and children? He and Cruella DeVille can take their money and shove it — somewhere dark. I’d rather sleep at night than live by preying on the defenseless.

    Trump did an excellent job of gathering the most horrible of the horrible. Maybe when we final get him behind bars they won’t be far behind him.

  2. My mother used to waitress at a country club so I’ve heard lots of stories about how the 1% treat the “lower classes”. When Bush senior ran in the primaries against Reagan the local republican committee held an event where she worked. She said they treated the wait staff like dirt and the combined tip for the whole crew was less than they’d each usually get from a working class wedding reception.

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