Steven Mnuchin Requested a US Military Jet to Use for His Honeymoon

Marie Harrington
September 16, 2017

"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.

"So let me just set the record straight, first of all, the government has never paid for any of my personal travel".

The Treasury Department also said Thursday that Mnuchin requested a government plane so he could access secure communications.

The spokesman added the secretary's office ultimately decided the use of military aircraft was "unnecessary" after it became apparent that other methods for secure communication were available.

Mnuchin's governmental flight to Kentucky raised eyebrows in August after Louise Linton, his wife, posted an Instagram picture of herself getting off the plane and tagged the designers that she was wearing.

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Both the flight to Kentucky and the honeymoon request are under review by the Treasury Department's inspector general.

Mnuchin was trying to distance himself from criticism that he tried to used government resources for his honeymoon and for a personal trip to Kentucky to see the eclipse.

Treasury secretaries in the past have flown commercial on domestic trips but have used Air Force jets on official travel overseas. "Really? I don't have any interest in watching the eclipse".

"We all grew up in one of the most culturally and racially diverse cities in the world", they wrote. That's the one that led his very bad 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! A commenter snarked at her for the trip. I'm pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day "trip" than you did.

Last year, Ms Linton deleted her Twitter account after her memoir of a gap year spent in Zambia sparked outrage for including major factual inaccuracies.

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