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CNN Airs Louise Linton Apology for ‘Inappropriate and Highly Insensitive’ Post

Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, has now reportedly apologized for her Instagram post and response to a commenter that spawned a whirlwind of controversy.

She posted a picture of herself getting off a government jet and tagged some designer brands, and after someone called her out in the comments, Linton shot back with this reply:

“Cute! Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! 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. Thanks for the passive aggressive nasty comment. Your kids look very cute. Your life looks cute. I know you’re mad but deep down you’re really nice and so am I. Sending me passive aggressive Instagram comments isn’t going to make life feel better. Maybe a nice message [sic], one filled with wisdom and hunanity [sic] would get more traction. Have a pleasant evening. Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones. It’s fab!”

CNN has now obtained a statement from Linton, through a publicist, apologizing for what she posted:

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