Louise Linton, the wife of US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, apologised for her sniping at a commenter with a passive-aggressive remark on Instagram.
“I apologise for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response,” Linton said in a statement on Tuesday. “It was inappropriate and highly insensitive.”
Linton’s Instagram post went viral Monday night. In the photo, Linton and Mnuchin are disembarking a government jet. The caption read: “Great #daytrip to #Kentucky!”
Soon afterward, commenters chastised Linton, calling her trip a “little getaway.”
Linton fired back:
“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? 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. Your life looks 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 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 has since made her Instagram account private.
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