Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin’s wife, Louise Linton, tried to seem more relatable to the American public in a recent Elle interview. But instead of praise for being "honest," all she got was a ton of criticism on Twitter.
In a profile that touts her love for SoulCycle and the term “super-duper,” Linton managed to appear even more out of touch than most of us previously thought — even as she tried to apologize for past comments that seemed insensitive, to say the least.
After mentioning the apartment in what Elle magazine called the “moneyed stretch of the Upper East Side” where Linton and the treasury secretary live, the magazine talked to Linton about various subjects.
She shared anecdotes proving that she really, really loves dogs, told reporters that she insists that she’s nothing but a “regular” person, and even talked about the “super-duper scary” idea of doing a reality TV show.
Still, no matter what she did, it seems as if the effort to appeal to the masses turned out fruitless. At least, that's what it looks like when you check Twitter, where countless users made their thoughts on Linton’s tone-deaf interview very clear.
Louise Linton gives third wives a bad name.— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) February 13, 2018
can't remember pose like this from spouse of a Cabinet member https://t.co/3dhNxLnefS— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) February 13, 2018
“I am not having a good week” - John Kelly— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) February 13, 2018
“Hold my diamond-encrusted flute filled with the tears of orphaned children donned in ghastly polyester blends” - Louise Linton
You could not create a more tone-deaf person than Louise Linton if you pull all the scientists at the National Labs on the job.— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) February 13, 2018
Sorry, Marie Antoinette of our current era, you didn't quite manage to win the public's hearts with this one. Better luck next time.