Louise Linton, Steve Mnuchin’s Wife, Lashes Out at Instagram Critic

Louise Linton, the wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, belittled an Instagram critic as “adorably out of touch” on Monday night in response to criticism of her lavish lifestyle. Linton had posted a photograph of herself getting off a U.S. military jet accompanied by hashtags for luxury items and brands, including #hermesscarf, #tomford, and #valentino. The post was met with scorn by some social media users, with one Oregon woman writing, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #Deplorable.” Linton responded with a tirade in which she told the woman, “Your life looks cute” and urged her to “Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones.” Linton set her page to private after the outburst, but not before screenshots of her comments were picked up by The New York Times and other outlets. “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?” she wrote. “Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours.”