Being a New Yorker … I was like, the eclipse? Really?

Katrina Barker
September 16, 2017

Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has defended requesting a Government plane for his honeymoon, saying it was a "national security issue". In fact, the Treasury Secretary doesn't care for the wonders of space, or things that take place outside in general, because he is, as you may have heard, a coastal globalist who prefers lox and yelling loudly on his cell phone.

"'You know, people in Kentucky took this stuff very serious", Mnuchin said, according to a Politico report. "Being a New Yorker and (living for a time in) California, I was like, the eclipse?"

Mnuchin said the request was about national security, and "not about convenience". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) met with Mnuchin during that trip and tweeted a photo of them watching the eclipse together, complete with proper eyewear.

"So let me just set the record straight, first of all, the government has never paid for any of my personal travel".

He said that his staff later decided it was unnecessary and found another means of providing him what he needed. "Fort Knox is a symbol of the economic might of our country". "He's a very honorable man".

Mnuchin was trying to distance himself from criticism that he tried to used government resources for his honeymoon and for a personal trip to Kentucky to see the eclipse.

Linton's social media misstep featured a posted a photo boasting about her designer accessories, followed by Marie Antoinette-like attack on the online OR critic she chided as "adorably out of touch". She later apologized for the post.

Linton responded by belittling the woman in a series of comments and even mentioned her honeymoon.

Mnuchin, an independently wealthy former Goldman Sachs banker, has already triggered a review of his travel for using government jet to travel to Louisville and Fort Knox, Kentucky last month.

"Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you'd be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours", Linton wrote back.

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