Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, tagged designers Tom Ford, Hermes, Roland Mouret and Valentino for various pieces of her outfit on Monday as she disembarked from a military plane after a trip to Kentucky with her husband.
Her now-withdrawn Instagram post on Monday depicted her travels to Kentucky with her husband Steven Mnuchin, who is currently working to overhaul the USA tax code.
"Lololol. You're adorably out of touch", she wrote. "It was inappropriate and highly insensitive", Linton said in a statement from her publicist, per CNN.
A spokesperson for the Treasury Department said that the Mnuchins would reimburse the government for Linton's travel expenses.
Miller has spoken out about Linton's reply, saying it was condescending but there has been a good outcome. The Times did reach Miller for comment on Tuesday. Because according to a throwaway line in a Courier-Journal article about Mnuchin's visit, he and Linton later traveled to Fort Knox "to tour the bullion reserve at the Army post and view the eclipse".
After a mom of three from OR wrote, "Glad we could pay for your little getaway #deplorable", Linton fired back with a lengthy reply. "Did you think this was a personal trip?!"
"Brought to you by the "let them eat cake" administration", wrote one user.
"Adorable! Do you think the USA govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?!" Either as an individual earner in taxes or in self sacrifice to your country?. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you'd be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours.
"Thanks for the passive aggressive nasty comment", Linton added.
In the deleted post, Linton was shown in her designer glory exiting an Air Force jet with her husband.
Mr Mnuchin made his fortune at Goldman Sachs before founding a Hollywood production company that has been behind such box office hits as the X-Men franchise, Wonder Woman and American Sniper.