Backlash over Instagram post by wife of treasury secretary

While traveling during an official government trip, Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife sparked controversy by tagging luxury brands in a photo of her stepping off a plane.
1:59 | 08/22/17

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Now to the fire storm, the treasure secretary, Steve mnuchin, and his wife, Louise Linton. It started with a photo, and that Instagram post, she tagged the high end designer labels she was wearing. One American mom responded and then so did Linton. Here's ABC's Mary Bruce. Reporter: A glamorous woman stepping off a private jet with@ a luxury handbag in toe. It's a familiar scene on Instagram, but tonight this post is sparking outrage. Why? Because that's treasury secretary Steve mnuchin and the Scottish actress, Louise lint B, and she was bragging about her designer outfit. Great day trip to Kentucky, she wrote. Secretary mnuchin is a wealthy former gold man Sachs person. He attended a lavish ceremony. Online the backlash to Linton's post was as fierce as her fashion. Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #Deplorab #deplorable, but Linton fired back, writing, have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner, in taxes or a self-sacrifice to your country? Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you would be willing to sacrifice, adding, you're adorably out of touch. Mary Bruce with us live tonight, and Louise Linton is now apologizing? Reporter: Yeah. Linton just released a statement saying her post was inappropriate and highly insensitive, and tonight the treasury department says the mnuchins will reimburse the government for her travel, and didn't mention those ukt prs. Mary, thanks. We spich to the Powerball jackpot approaching $700 million

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