Louise Linton, Steve Mnuchin’s Wife, Apologizes For ‘Indefensible’ Instagram Rage by the Forward

Louise Linton, Steve Mnuchin’s Wife, Apologizes For ‘Indefensible’ Instagram Rage

Louise Linton is contrite about lashing out at a random Instagram user in August, with the wife of Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin characterizing her own behavior as “indefensible.”

“I want to say I concede completely to the comments of my critics. My post itself and the following response were indefensible. Period,” she said in an interview with Washington Life magazine

“It’s clear that I was the one who was truly out of touch and my response was reactionary and condescending,” Linton, a Scottish-born actress who recently married Mnuchin, added.

The social media tiff came after Linton traveled with Mnuchin to Fort Knox to watch the solar eclipse in August. She posted a photo getting off a government plane in which she referenced the designer label clothing and accessories she was wearing.

That earned a derisive response on Instagram, leading to Linton to lash out at one of the users on the site.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

Louise Linton Sorry For ‘Indefensible’ Instagram

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