Treasury secretary's wife apologizes after Instagram uproar

Steve Mnuchin's wife, Louise Linton, apologized for her "inappropriate and highly insensitive" response to a user's comment on an Instagram post of her wearing a designer outfit as she stepped off a government plane after an official trip to Kentucky.
1:58 | 08/23/17

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We turn to the backlash growing over this photo. Take a look. Treasury secretary Steve mnuchin's wife now apologizing for how she responded to criticism for posting a photo tagging the luxury clothing brands she was wearing in front of a government plane. ABC's Mary Bruce has that story. Reporter: This morning former actress Lindsey voouise Linton says she is sorry after this Instagram post. Wi windswept and carrying a luxury handbag she described her duds writing Tom Ford sunnies, Hermes scarf, Valentino. While celebrity reports on social media aren't unusual, what is, that's a military plane and Linton had just returned from an official trip to Kentucky with her husband. Treasury secretary Steve mnuchin. The post sparked a backlash as fierce as Linton's fashion. Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #Deplorable wrote Jenni Miller. To be tagging everything she was wearing with all these expensive European designer names just seemed ridiculous. Reporter: Linton fought back writing, I'm pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day trip than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you'd be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours. Adding, you're adorably out of touch. Linton is new to politics. Leaving behind a career in movies like "Cabin fever" and appearances on "CSI" when her husband was sworn in earlier this year. This morning Linton has apologized for both her post and her response saying it was inappropriate and highly insensitive. Now, the treasury department has also issued a statement. They say the mnuchins are reimbursing the government for her travel and she received no compensation for mentioning those products. George. Okay, Mary, thanks very much.

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