Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, boasted about her wealth on social media, and then belittled an ordinary American for calling her out for it.
“Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband?”, Linton asked? “Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours”, she continued.
The irony of the exchange is that Linton was accompanying Mnuchin on trip to Louisville, KY where he was arguing for changes to the tax code, which he argued would help middle-class Americans.
In Ms. Linton’s words, “Lololol”!
What’s particularly sad about this exchange is that the highest level of American politics is, with each passing day, looking more and more like a Bravo TV reality show.
At the end of her post, Linton suggests that she’d have been less crude in her response had she received a message with “wisdom and hunanity [sic]“.
But, here’s the thing: Wisdom and humanity should be squarely in the wheelhouse of the officials—and their family members—who represent the people that either voted for them, or who are facilitating their time in office. (Remember, Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp”.)
That neither Linton nor Mnuchin know any better is not normal.
Today is the 23rd of August, 2017.
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