Mnuchin says he had no interest in eclipse, 'being a New Yorker'

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Mnuchin's comments come after it was revealed that he had requested to use a government plane for his honeymoon earlier this year. In fact, the Treasury Secretary doesn't care for the wonders of space, or things that take place outside in general, because he is, as you may have heard, a coastal globalist who prefers lox and yelling loudly on his cell phone.

"I don't believe the allegations against the president are accurate, and I believe that having highly talented men and women in our country surrounding the president in his administration should be reassuring to you and all the American people", Mr. Mnuchin said.

"You're going to see a specific rate proposal in that", Mnuchin said, adding it would also include details on deduction of corporate interest. "Being a New Yorker, I don't have any interest in watching the eclipse", Mnuchin said Thursday at a conference sponsored by Politico. Mnuchin was in Kentucky with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk about tax policy. He said he scrapped a staff plan to view it from the roof of a building at Fort Knox and instead looked at it briefly from the ground using a pair of eclipse glasses that someone handed him. A watchdog group sued the federal government for records of Mnuchin's trip on the suspicion of "misuse of government resources".




Mnuchin faced criticism after reports that he wanted a USA aircraft to ferry him and his bride Louise Linton to travel to Scotland, France and Italy last month. That's the one that led his terrible wife Louise Linton to poor shame a mother of three on Instagram for calling out her touting of high-end fashion brands while ostensibly on government business, just like any hard-working American would do! (Linton later apologized for her reaction after making her account private, calling her response "condescending").

Treasury officials have defended the day-long jaunt as "official government travel" and dismissed the suggestion that it was planned specifically to coincide with the celestial event.

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