Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, got into a nasty war of words on Facebook-owned (FB) - Get Facebook, Inc. Class A Report Instagram late Monday after she posted a photo of herself getting off a government jet and identified all the high-end couture pieces she was wearing, the New York Times reported.
Linton used hashtags to call out expensive designers she donned, including Tom Ford, Hermes, Roland Mouret and Valentino. She was returning from a day trip to Louisville, Kentucky, where she appeared with her husband during a speech he gave about tax reform with Sen. Mitch McConnell.
An Instagram user identified as Jenni Miller, 45, of Oregon, wrote, "Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable," to which Linton lashed back, writing a long and condescending comment asking Miller if she'd "given more to the economy than [Linton] and [her] husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?"
The back-and-forth soon went viral on social media. Linton has since made her Instagram account private, but Miller told the NYT she "would have written back with a very snide Marie Antoinette joke" if Linton's Instagram were still available for public viewing.
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