Steve Mnuchin’s wife poor-shamed a mother of three on Instagram
We’ve gone from “Let them eat cake!” to “Go chill out and watch the new ‘Game of Thrones.’ It’s fab!”
Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, got into an Instagram comment fight with a mother of three from Portland, Oregon that quickly turned into poor shaming. The fight started when Linton, 36, shared a photo of her and her husband exiting a plane on a trip to Kentucky. In the Instagram caption, she hashtagged the #brands she was wearing, because the West Wing is just a trashy Home Shopping Network.
The brand-plugging inspired the mother, Jenni Miller, 45, to comment: “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #Dipshit.”
That caused Linton to go on a tirade basically mocking Miller for how much more money she has.
Linton deleted the photo and made her account private, but internet screenshots remember all:
The New York Times tracked down Miller, who said she was stunned Linton engaged in a comment attack:
“If she hadn’t made her account private, I would have written back with a very snide Marie Antoinette joke,” Ms. 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,” she said, adding that she regretted letting Ms. Linton get under her skin.
If “How Not to Write About Africa” were an Olympic floor gymnastics event, Linton’s piece would be a strong contender for a gold medal, because she deploys, with maximum flourish, just about every lazy trope there is when it comes to writing about Africa.
Just another day of regular working class values of the Trump administration, pushing high-end fashion brands and poor shaming someone on Instagram.