Louise Linton, the actress-wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin lashed out at an Instagram poster and belittled the woman for having less money than she does, The New York Times reported.
The newspaper showed the exchange between Linton and a woman identified as Jenni Miller, a mother of three from Portland, Oregon.
It all began with Linton posting a photo on her Instagram account of her and Mnuchin stepping off a plane with official "United States of America" markings. The Times noted she accompanied her husband to Kentucky with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Under the photo, Linton wrote: "Great #daytrip to #Kentucky."
Miller posted: "Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable"
Linton quickly shot back: "Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable. Do you think the U.S. govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel!?! Lololo."
And then she added: "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."
After posting her comments, Linton changed her account from public to private. And Politico reported the actress's post was later deleted.
Contacted by the Times, Miller said: "I think my post was just five or six words, and she had to go on basically a rant about it to make herself look more important and look smarter, better, richer — all those things."
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