Louise Linton, the wife of US Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin posted a photo on Instagram that apparently got some unwelcome attention on Monday night.
The photo shows Linton and Mnuchin stepping off of a government jet in Kentucky, with a caption that read, “Great day trip to Kentucky! #nicest #people #beautiful #country #usa.”
Linton, a 36-year-old actress who married Mnuchin in an extravagant June wedding ceremony, tagged several high-end designers like Tom Ford, Hermès, Ronald Mouret, and Valentino in her Instagram post.
The comments, however, were less than charitable.
One person wrote, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway #deplorable.”
“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 owner in taxes OR in self-sacrifice to your country? 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. You’re adorably out of touch. Thanks for the passive aggressive nasty comment. Your kids look very cute. I know you’re mad. but deep down you’re really nice and so am I. Sending me passive aggressive Instagram comments isn’t going to make my life feel better. Maybe a nice message, one filled with wisdom and hunanity [sic] would get more traction. Have a pleasant evening. Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones. It’s fab!”
Linton then made her Instagram account private. Mnuchin was in Louisville on Monday advocating for a congressional tax-code overhaul, The Washington Post reported.
The former Goldman Sachs executive was cajoled last week by hundreds of his former Yale classmates from the class of 1985, who signed a letter urging him to resign from the Trump administration in protest of the president’s remarks about a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.