Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, actress Louise Linton, once again found themselves as they subject of social media ridicule when a picture of the wealthy couple posing with a sheet of newly printed $1 bills circulated Wednesday on Twitter.
The bills Mnuchin posed with bear his signature as the new Treasury secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration. He and Linton held up the sheet of money for the picture the Associated Press took, and Twitter users immediately pounced on the couple for what appeared to be an ill-advised photo.
“Find someone who looks at you the way Louise Linton looks at Steve Mnuchin holding a sheet of dollar bills with his name on them,” Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham tweeted.
“Louise Linton holds the great love of her life. Also pictured, her husband #StevenMnuchin,” Boston Globe editor and columnist Renee Graham tweeted.
“Why do Treasury Sec Mnuchin and his wife insist on posing for photos that make them look like Bond villains?” CNBC reporter Christina Wilkie tweeted.
Linton found herself embroiled in an embarrassing spat back in August when she ripped into a woman who called her out of touch with average Americans and accused her of flaunting her expensive wardrobe in an Instagram post in which she tagged designers.
Linton ripped into the woman, saying, “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?”
“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.