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Louise Linton, the wife of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, made headlines when she melted down on Instagram after people criticized her the picture she posted of herself descending the steps of a government jet and hashtagging her Hermes scarf, Tom Ford sunglasses and Valentino outfit. “I was feeling like a regular person. And regular people, when someone says something mean to you on social media, regular people are allowed to respond,” she said in a new interview with Elle. Linton, who loves Soul Cycle, calligraphy, big-band jazz and using the dog filter on Snapchat, seems to have a “fantastical idea of what a political wife should act like,” writes Elle. She grew up incredibly wealthy, in a castle, in the suburbs of the Edinburgh, the Scottish capital. Her father was a property developer. She went to Pepperdine University in order to become an actress, and she was married once before Mnuchin, who she met at a party. She published a tone-deaf memoir after college about her time in Zambia, which was highly criticized for being a stark example of white upper-class privilege (and because there were a lot of factual inaccuracies). In fact, Linton took it out of print and issued a public apology. The Elle profile, also discusses Linton’s love for dogs, including a tidbit that she paid for a homeless man’s dog’s surgery in LA. It is safe to say this profile will not help boost Linton’s public image, with many taking to social media to criticize what she says and the picture that accompanies the article.
I, too, typically wear sweaters with high heels but no long pants around the house, just like the treasury secretary’s wife who did this remarkable interview https://t.co/FdcPhzEUtu pic.twitter.com/Q5pPFZpw6k
— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) February 13, 2018
Was going to curl up with a cup of tea and read that article about Louise Linton but decided to rip out my eyeballs and eat them instead.
— A Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) February 13, 2018
I look at
amazing fashion icons
like Jackie O
and I’m like,
— robot emma (@emmaroller) February 13, 2018
Read the full story at Elle
“She is obsessed with dogs…she once made friends with a homeless man named in a park because she was concerned about the health of his dog.”
??? And, the homeless guy? How is his health?
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) February 13, 2018