Mnuchin’s Wife Unloads on Instagram User; Defends Travel on Govt. Plane, Flaunting Designer Outfit

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife pulled no punches Monday going after an Instagram user after she received backlash for flaunting her designer outfit while stepping off an official U.S. government jet for a day trip.

Louise Linton, a 36-year old Scottish-American actress, posted a photo of herself and her husband arriving in Kentucky, Mediaite reported. Linton flaunted her designer garb in the caption of the photo.

"Great #daytrip to #Kentucky! #nicest #people #beautiful #countryside #rolandmouret pants #tomford sunnies, #hermesscarf #valentinorockstudheels #valentino #usa," Linton's Instagram caption read.

Social media consultant Margarita Noriega tweeted out Linton's Instagram post and a few condemning comments left on her page.

Instagram user Jenni Miller, of Portland, Ore., criticized Linton for using taxpayer money and called her "deplorable."

"Glad we could pay for your little getaway #deplorable," Miller wrote.

Linton responded to Miller's comment in length:

"Cute! 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 [sic], 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's Instagram account was made private after the testy exchange.

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