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Louise Linton Apologizes Through Her Publicist After Attacking a Woman on Instagram

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Terse and Not Very Genuine

Louise Linton, an actress and producer who is also married to the Secretary of the Treasury has been in hot water all day after lashing out at an Oregon woman who criticized her bragging on Instagram. Linton had hashtagged the designer brand names she was wearing on her trip on a federal government airplane with Secretary Mnuchin. She then attacked a woman, Jenifer Miller, who criticized her remarks.

The Washington Post reports on an apology issued by Linton via her publicist:

“I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response,” she is quoted as saying, according to a statement issued by her publicist. “It was inappropriate and highly insensitive.”

If that’s the full apology, it hardly seems genuine. Or sufficient.

Reporter Yashar Ali says Linton did not want to apologize.

“Did you think this was a personal trip?!” she responded on her Instagram page to Jenifer Miller. “Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? 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.”

“You’re adorably out of touch,” Linton added. “Thanks for the passive aggressive nasty comment. Your kids look very cute. Your life looks cute.”

Talk about privilege.

Miller, the woman who was attacked by Linton, told CNN Tuesday afternoon, “If I had any respect for her, it probably would have been hurtful, because she was very condescending and very — she made a lot of assumptions about me and my husband and my life and my family.”

And Miller is using her 15 minutes of fame to try to raise some money for a friend who’s had a stroke.

And she didn’t even go through a publicist to tell anyone.

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