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Louise Linton Stumbles Into PR Rehab: ‘I See the Irony of Making an Apology in a Ball Gown’

You remember Louise Linton. The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Linton received a ton of Twitter scorn after lashing out at an Instagram commenter who criticized her for posting an opulent photo of herself deplaning from a government aircraft.

As part of an effort to restore her public image and reconnect with the commoners, Linton participated in a cover story and glamorous photo shoot with Washington Life — a D.C. society magazine.

The story features a series of photos of Linton posing in formal evening attire. Writer Virginia Coyne explains that Linton agreed to participate in the story and photo shoot prior to her social media faux pas, but despite wavering, opted to go through with the shoot after the kerfuffle.

“I see the irony of making an apology in a ball gown!” Linton said. “But it would be dishonest to proclaim I’m never going to another social function.”

Still, Linton was apologetic.

“My post itself and the following response were indefensible,” Linton told the magazine. “Period. I don’t have any excuses, nor do I feel any self-pity for the backlash I experienced.”

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