— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 1, 2018
The Trump administration’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had a less than pleasant experience while speaking in front of a group of rowdy students at University of California, Los Angeles — so unpleasant, in fact, that he wanted the experience to remain unreleased.
While Mnuchin was supposed to be talking about foreign sanctions, his recent event was stalled by hecklers who referred to him as “a piece of shit” and accused the official of promoting fascism. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mnuchin did not want the UCLA videos to be released to the public, as confronting a jeering crowd of student activists was apparently not the image the Trump administration member wanted to go viral.
Mnuchin responded to the angry audience members by saying, “I normally go [speak to] people who wanna listen to me speak.”
Aside from the “piece of shit” remark, which was also reported by the WSJ, one student can be heard shouting: “It wasn’t black people and brown people in the inner cities who did this, and yet you are punishing them.” That specific protester was quickly removed from the auditorium along with another student.
Steve Mnuchin being called on his plutocratic BS at UCLA. Enemy of the people! Foreclosed on 36,000 people and helped pass the biggest corporate tax cut in history pic.twitter.com/VbrkVEmOM5
— Jacob Woocher (@jacobwooch) February 27, 2018
Watch above, via Twitter.
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