Louise Linton and Steven Mnuchin hold up a sheet of new $1 bills. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

Steven Mnuchin and wife Louise Linton pose with sheets of cash, get destroyed on Twitter

The husband and wife celebrated the treasury secretary's signature being added to new dollar bills


Charlie May
November 15, 2017 11:20PM (UTC)

As the GOP tax reform plan has been thrown into question, Washington D.C.'s most popular duo posed for pictures with freshly printed sheets of cold, hard cash.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, looked ecstatic to hold up the sheets of $1 bills on Wednesday at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. The individual bills are the first to feature Mnuchin's signature, as well as U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, which are expected to begin circulating in December, CNN reported.

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Naturally, the pictures immediately put Twitter users to work and hilarious memes and caption contests eventually ensued, and they did not disappoint.

"Find someone who looks at you the way Louise Linton looks at Steve Mnuchin holding a sheet of dollar bills with his name on them," one user tweeted.

"Louise Linton holds the great love of her life. Also pictured, her husband #StevenMnuchin," Renee Graham, of the Boston Globe tweeted.  

 

"Just a friendly reminder that the GOP wants to raise taxes on the middle class & take health insurance away from millions of Americans so people like Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin can get a tax cut," another user wrote.  

"Why do Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin look like they're on the way to close down an orphanage?" a user tweeted.

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The couple had become the center of controversy in late August after Linton posted a picture to her Instagram account of her and Mnuchin getting out of a government plane. She included several clothing designers in her post and also argued with a commenter and bragged about her wealth, which she later apologized for.

"Great #daytrip to #Kentucky!" she wrote, and added the hashtags, "#nicest, #people, #countryside, #rolandmouret, #hermesscarf, #tomford, #valentino, #usa."

Many had believed the two had gone to Kentucky to view the total solar eclipse, but Mnuchin denied that and insisted he wasn't interested in viewing the eclipse because he's from New York.

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"People in Kentucky took this stuff very seriously. Being a New Yorker, I don’t have any interest in watching the eclipse," Mnuchin said.


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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