The trip was pushed into the spotlight after Linton, a Scottish actress who married Mnuchin this summer, posted the photo of herself draped in designer fashions, which she individually identified by brand, as she stepped off the government plane.
A mother of three from OR named Jenni Miller called out Linton in the comments section, telling her the post was "deplorable" and saying ironically, presumably on behalf of taxpayers: "Glad we could pay for your little getaway.' She received a long, angry rant from Linton in return, in which the actress accused Miller of being 'adorably out of touch". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., posted a Facebook photo of himself, holding a pair of eclipse glasses, and Mnuchin at the U.S. Bullion Repository, where he said "we viewed the #solareclipse from the rooftop today".
The trip came under scrutiny Tuesday following Linton's Instagram rant against an OR mother who criticized the Scottish actress for bragging about the expensive designer clothes she wore while accompanying her husband on the trip to Lexington, Kentucky. CREW, the ethics watchdog, alleges the couple planned the trip around the eclipse and used government resources for personal purposes.
CREW suspects that the trip was organized to coincide with the eclipse, particularly its path of totality, and filed a Freedom of Information Act request for copies of all trip documents (including authorization and cost records).
"My friends and family will tell you that I have a big heart and am very caring, but that I'm also snarky and unafraid to call things like I see them". Steve Mnuchin may have flown too close to the sun when he brought wife Louise Linton to Kentucky for a quick luncheon and a view of the solar eclipse at Ft.
'Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?' Linton snapped back, calling the commenter "adorably out of touch".
To make matters worse, she harshly responded to her critics in the comments, leading her to deleting the post and making her IG private.
An anonymous Treasury representative told the paper that the secretary "is reimbursing the government for Mrs. Linton's travel, as is long-standing policy regarding civilians on military aircraft". I did that to Louise Linton on Instagram the other day, referring to her post about her designer labels as "deplorable", Jennifer Miller said in a statement published on CNN. "It was inappropriate and highly insensitive".