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Woman mocked by Mnuchin's wife: Use your influence for good

Woman mocked by Mnuchin's wife: Use your influence for good

The woman mocked by the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinDemocrats justified in filibustering GOP, says Schumer Yellen provides signature for paper currency Biden's name will not appear on stimulus checks, White House says MORE is urging Louise Linton to use her influence for good.

In a piece on CNN, Jennifer Miller writes: "If you're going to work in our government, or choose to be the very visible spouse of a high-ranking government official, you have a duty to care about the citizens of the country you serve." 

 
"My message: You're a prominent person now, Linton, so please use your influence for good," she wrote.
 
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Miller and Linton lit up the internet on Tuesday when Miller criticized Linton's post on Instagram that showed a rather glamorous shot of the actress disembarking from a U.S. government plane. The post included hashtags for various luxury items that Linton was apparently wearing.
 
Miller in a comment accused Linton of being "deplorable." Linton shot back by describing Miller as "out of touch," described Miller's life as "adorable" and said she and her husband sacrifice more to the U.S. government given their tax bills and Mnuchin's government service.
 
Linton apologized for her Instagram post and the subsequent comment after coming under fire on social media. The story was also picked up on cable news.
 
In the CNN piece, Miller said she didn't regret calling Linton out.
 
"I do not regret it, however, because if this pushes us toward a little perspective, empathy and understanding, the words will have mattered," she said.
 
"To see someone in her position — married to a wealthy former Wall Street executive who is now secretary of the treasury and affects national economic policy — hashtag her luxury purchases when so many Americans are suffering economically is, well, deplorable," she wrote.
 
"She chose to respond in a way that only clarified her privilege by extolling her wealth and position."