Louise Linton, minister of finance, the woman ignites controversy
Louise Linton, the wife of the Minister of finance, Steven Mnuchin ignite a social media firestorm following her response to critics of her Instagram post
Louise Linton, actress who is the wife of the Minister of finance, Steven Mnuchin, ignited a storm of criticism after they responded to a negative comment on social media.
She recently told Elle magazine that she is “super-duper” sorry for the drama that she has caused since her husband joined President Trump ‘ s Cabinet.
Linton, 37, said she felt as “a person” when they saw that someone has a negative comment on Instagram in August 2017, and chose to respond as “normal” people would. But her “knee-jerk reaction,” as they described it, earned her unrestricted criticism and launched her man in a sea of controversy.
Read on for a brief look at Linton’s life, including since Mnuchin was minister of finance.
They got in a Instagram spat
Linton posted a photo on her Instagram account, which was briefly made private for those who don’t to do her hair and Mnuchin disembarking a government plane. In the August of 2017 picture, they tagged a number of high-profile designers of the ensemble she was wearing.
A user commented: “Glad we could pay for your small vacation,” and included the hashtag “regrettable.”
Linton responded with a long comment and touted her and her husband’s financial success.
“Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon trip or personal trip?! Lololol. If you have more to the economy than me and my husband? Or as an individual earner in taxes OR in self-sacrifice to your country,” Linton said.
“I’m pretty sure we pay more tax in the direction of our day ‘trip’ then,” she continued. “Pretty sure that the amount that we sacrifice per year is much more than you would be willing to sacrifice if the choice is up to you.”
She is an actress
Born in Scotland, Linton trained at the Edinburgh Drama Academy and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, according to her IMDB page.
She has guest starred in episodes of “Cold Case” and “CSI: new york.” Linton is also seen in the films “Cabin Fever” and “Intruder.”
Mnuchin and Linton recently married
Mnuchin and Linton were married in June 2017 – with a star-studded guest list.
President Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump attended the wedding. Vice-President Mike Pence had charge of the ceremony.
Prior to joining the Trump administration, Mnuchin, 55, ran a company that invested in Hollywood movies, including “Wonder Woman”, “The Lego Movie,” “The Accountant” and “Suicide Squad.” He is a Goldman Sachs alumnus.
Both Mnuchin and Linton were previously married. Mnuchin has children from his previous marriage.
Its much talked-about memoir is no longer on Amazon
Linton wrote and self-published a memoir about her experiences with volunteering in Africa as an 18-year-old – but her writings ignited a controversy.
In her book, called “In Congo’s Shadow: A Girl’s Dangerous Journey into the Heart of Africa,” Linton described her experiences in Zambia. They detailed to hide from armed rebels, and her fear of being found if they have a “skinny white mzungu with long hair,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
On Twitter, people accused Linton of lying or exaggerating about the extent of the violence in Zambia, and sees her work as a “white savior” fantasy.
The book is no longer available on Amazon.
She posed with new cash
Linton again raised eyebrows when she posed with Mnuchin holding a sheet of brand new $1 bills in November 2017.
The Minister of finance, Steven Mnuchin, right, and his wife, Louise Linton, hold a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes are lower and the U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza’ s signatures, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
In the photo, Linton is wearing an elbow-length black leather gloves and a skirt and top.
Because of the controversial photo-op, Linton told Elle magazine that her gown, and gloves stay in her closet.
“I really hope that one day I can wear that outfit again,” Linton told the magazine. “Because I really liked it.”