Louise Linton, the wife of billionaire Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, has finally apologized for her materialistic Instagram post last month.


The former actress posted a photo to her Instagram page last month showing her and her husband deplaning a government aircraft, something that the government does not usually pay for. It is unclear if the couple has paid a reimbursement for the use. Linton also tagged various designers in the photo, thus showing off her wealth. She even got involved in a heated discussion with a single mother who commented on the photo with sarcasm about where her tax dollars were going.

Despite having released a brief statement through her publicist, Linton has now spoken out about the incident and apologized in person. “I want to say I concede completely to the comments of my critics. My post itself and the following response were indefensible. Period,” she told Washington Life. “I don’t have any excuses, nor do I feel any self-pity for the backlash I experienced. I sincerely take ownership of my mistake. It’s clear I was the one who was truly out of touch and my response was reactionary and condescending. I wish I hadn’t spoken in such a patronizing tone. It was an out-of-character knee-jerk reaction, and I felt so awful about it that I removed it.”

Linton went on to admit that she has “no place to talk about sacrifice when there are millions of men and women making real sacrifices for this country every day.”

Ironically, Linton was wearing a beautiful ball gown with her hair done perfectly as she gave her apology. “I see the irony of making an apology in a ball gown,” she stated. “It would be dishonest to proclaim that I’m never going to another social function. That’s also part of my life. Charity fundraising galas have always been a wonderful way to support a myriad of causes. Whether I’m in a ball gown or a pair of jeans, it’s not about me or what I’m wearing, it’s about what I can be doing to support and empower others going forward. I hope my actions speak more for me in the future than my hashtags!”

As for single mother Jenni Miller that Linton called “adorably out of touch,” Linton took the time to speak to her as well. “I’m very sorry, sincerely,” she said. “I would ask her about the causes that are important to her and perhaps find something that we could work on together in the spirit of unity and love.”

Now she claims she’ll stick to “pictures of rescue dogs and daily life” in her future Instagram posts.

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