'Adorably Out Of Touch' Mother Of Three Responds To Louise Linton

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The mother of three who was ridiculed on Instagram by Louise Linton, actress and wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, writes a powerful response.

A mother of three who Louise Linton belittled in an Instagram post is striking back.

"My friends and family will tell you that I have a big heart and am very caring, but that I'm also snarky and unafraid to call things like I see them. I did that to Louise Linton on Instagram the other day," referring to her post about her designer labels as "deplorable," Jennifer Miller said in a statement published on CNN

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife grabbed the media’s attention earlier this week after posting a photo to Instagram of her and her husband descending from an Air Force jet clad in hashtagged designer clothing. Miller wrote on the post, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #Deplorable.”

Instead of ignoring a rather harmless comment, Linton called Miller “adorably out of touch” and threw her privilege in Miller’s face. 

Miller, a full-time health care product manager and volunteer for her son’s Boy Scout troop, said she does not regret calling Linton deplorable in her post, writing that Linton's response only further proved her privilege. 

"I don't think she has any idea what everyday Americans deal with, especially when it comes to economic struggles. Since her husband is secretary of the treasury, it behooves her to find out.

And while she has since apologized for her insensitive post, nothing she says now can negate the fact that her initial response to my frustration was to continue bragging about her wealth and to allege that her contributions to society have been more significant than mine," wrote Miller. 

Linton's comments not only impacted Miller, they are insensitive to the many plights of everyday Americans. 

In a day and age where Americans are struggling with racism, poverty, and health care costs, Miller asserts that Linton has a duty to have compassion and listen to everyday citizens. 

"You're a prominent person now, Linton, so please use your influence for good," wrote Miller. 

Miller's will to stand up to Linton even after a public apology carries a message of integrity and defiance.

It's necessary that the American people stand up to those in positions of power who mock and belittle the struggles of hard-working, tax paying citizens, and those people are showing their support for Miller online. 

Miller ended her strong statement writing that "if this pushes us toward a little perspective, empathy and understanding, the words will have mattered."

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