Louise Linton is the wife of Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin. She’s also once again proven that she’s horrible human being.
Yesterday, the 36-year-old D-list actress/trophy wife, who has appeared in such films as Serial Daters Anonymous and Heineken Experience: Brew You, as well as the Lifetime Original Movie William & Kate: The Movie, posted a picture of herself on Instagram disembarking a military jet emblazoned with official government markings along with the caption, “Great #daytrip to #Kentucky!”
She also included hashtags naming the various pieces of her expensive wardrobe, including #rolandmouret, #hermesscarf, #tomford, and #valentino.
The photo raised the ire of Jenni Miller, a mother of three from Portland, who commented, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable.”
And that’s when things turned ugly.
Linton quickly responded:
Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable! 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?
But she didn’t stop there. She continued:
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.
Then she added emojis of a curled bicep and a face blowing a kiss.
“You’re adorably out of touch,” she said, later adding, “your life looks cute” before concluding, “Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones. It’s fab!”
Shortly after that, she set her Instagram account to private. But not before people grabbed a screenshot of the toe-curling post:
When contacted by the New York Times, an official from the Treasury Department declined to comment on Linton’s post. But the official did say the Mnuchins reimbursed the government for the day trip, and that Linton did not receive any compensation from any of the labels she promoted with hashtags.
Twitter has not been kind to Linton for her remarks:
— Page Six Emily (@PageSixEmily) August 22, 2017
Louise Linton is a hideous person, growing fat off of our tax dollars and attacking veterans as not having made sacrifices. Go. To. Hell.
— Nich DiCaprio (@NichDiCaprio) August 22, 2017
#LouiseLinton is really FEELING her designer brand self as she effortlessly slaps the less fortunate with her immense wealth.
— Nobody (@pantone1497too) August 22, 2017
If you ever wanted to explain the definition of "vulgarian," this would be a good place to start. https://t.co/oHzlkAlLuG
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 22, 2017
— eileen spiegler (@espiegler) August 22, 2017
But this isn’t the first time Linton has come under fire for her deplorable behavior. In 2016, she self-published a “memoir” titled In Congo’s Shadow: One girl’s perilous journey to the heart of Africa that recounted her time in Zambia, where she volunteered as an 18-year-old in 1999.
In it, she talked about hiding from fictional “armed rebels” in an “old straw hut.” (“I tried not to think what the rebels would do to the ‘skinny white Muzungu with long angel hair’ if they found me,” she wrote.) And discussed helpless children with HIV who she treated with kindness. (“I try to remember a smiling gap-toothed child with HIV whose greatest joy was to sit on my lap and drink from a bottle of Coca-Cola.”)
After readers criticized the book for its inaccuracies and promotion of the false narrative of “the white savior,” Linton withdrew it from sale. She later said she was “genuinely dismayed” at the response and apologized for causing offense, though she maintained the book was “based on my recollection of events from 1999.”
Somehow we don’t think she’s going to apologize for her latest rant on Instagram.