Steve Mnuchin’s Tacky July 4th Photo Has the Internet Asking Serious Questions
A very glamorous set of pictures posted by actress Louise Linton showing her embracing husband, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, drew widespread ridicule in the couple’s latest lavish social media post.
Six pictures posted to Instagram by Linton for the July 4th holiday showed her and several friends lounging at a pool in Los Angeles and featured one picture revealing the 56-year-old Mnuchin appearing to caress his 38-year-old wife in a sunbathing chair.
Definitely a marriage of TRUE LOVE, right?? I am sure money had nothing to do with it.
Instagram and Twitter users immediately pounced on the post as the latest example of Trump administration excesses as the pair also celebrated model Shay Londre’s birthday.
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“The loveliest and most relaxing 4th of July with family and friends. Was a beautiful day to celebrate @shaylondre on her birthday!! ☀️ #birthday #july4th #family #bestfriends #husband,” Linton wrote on Instagram Friday.
Linton’s pictures showed herself, Mnuchin and several female guests celebrating the July 4 holiday, but the post quickly became the latest target for Trump administration critics who pointed to the couple as out-of-touch and wealthy beyond reasonable means.
“They’re watching the servants throw central american toddlers into the deep end,” remarked one Instagram critic. “Now that’s a guy who looks like he has to pay for sex. Oh wait, he DOES,” wrote another scathing Twitter reply.
This is far from Linton’s first foray into controversial social media posts flaunting wealth. In 2017, Linton received backlash over a now-deleted Instagram photograph showing her and Mnuchin stepping off Air Force One while flaunting — and potentially marketing — several high-end designer brands.
“Great #daytrip to #Kentucky! #nicest #people #beautiful #countryside #rolandmouret pants #tomford sunnies, #hermesscarf #valentinorockstudheels #valentino #usa,” Linton wrote.
Take a look:
I call this one joyful kleptocrats https://t.co/IdgwBr7JsZ
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 5, 2019
Find someone who loves you like Louise Linton loves money… https://t.co/2c7TBDKBRY
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) July 5, 2019
I know I’ve asked this before but seriously what the fuck happened to us? https://t.co/xxRjVBPuIY
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 5, 2019
They’re lying on top of ten years of Trump’s tax returns, probably. https://t.co/9SItEchS52
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 6, 2019
Meet The Secretary of the Treasury (and his gold-digging wife): https://t.co/QZNQjVsUfa
— Sanford Schram (@sanfordschram) July 5, 2019
When you can just tell that two people got married for love and love alone. https://t.co/KrC2bY8H06
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) July 6, 2019