Being a New Yorker … I was like, the eclipse? Really?

“People in Kentucky took this stuff very seriously. Being a New Yorker I don’t have any interest in watching the eclipse,” Steve Mnuchin said Thursday at a conference sponsored by Politico

The Treasury Department said Thursday that a concern about secure communications is what prompted Secretary Steven Mnuchin to inquire about using a government plane for his European honeymoon in August. So, to show that the Trump administration doesn't have cosmopolitan bias, the Treasury Secretary, appointed by the president who lives in a gold tower in Midtown Manhattan, flew on a government plane to watch the eclipse on top of a pile of gold, then said that only simple Kentuckians care about i - not us smart and cool New Yorkers.

Government planes are typically reserved for Cabinet members and those with direct involvement in matter of national security, according to ABC. A watchdog group sued the federal government for records of Mnuchin's trip on the suspicion of "misuse of government resources".

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has demonstrated a unique ability to draw negative headlines. The only exception to the rule was foreign business travel.

Revelations about the request prompted a backlash, with the director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington saying Mr Mnuchin can not "be expecting taxpayers to foot the bill for a Hollywood lifestyle".

"People can do whatever they want on their own time, on their vacations and in the houses that they live in, but they can't be expecting taxpayers to foot the bill for a Hollywood lifestyle", Bookbinder said.

Hot Singer gets a New Kidney From Best Friend!
Now, Francia has spoken out about the donation and transplant with an emotional Instagram post that echoes Selena's sentiments. The two have been friends for more than eight years, often posting Instagrams of each using the words "sister" or "hermana".

UK Prime Minister May scolds Trump for irresponsible 'speculation' about terror attack
On Twitter , US President Donald Trump condemned the terror attack in West London that occurred on Friday morning. Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday that the travel ban should be "far larger, tougher and more specific".

USA condemns the violence not Myanmar government
Aung San Suu Kyi will give a public address next week on the crisis involving Burma's Rohingya minority, her spokesman has said . Activists say more than 100 villagers, women and children among them, have been killed by security forces.

"This was something that, again, we just considered amongst other things", Mnuchin said at another point. His wife, actress Louise Linton, posted a photo of herself with the plane in the background on Instagram tagging her designer clothing items.

Linton later apologized for her comments.

Linton then lashed out at an Instragram user criticizing the photo, calling the commenter "out of touch" and saying she and her husband "sacrifice" more to the USA government.

Mnuchin faced criticism after reports that he wanted a US aircraft to ferry him and his bride Louise Linton to travel to Scotland, France and Italy last month.

Related News:

  • Rob and Blac Chyna Settle Custody Battle

    Rob and Blac Chyna Settle Custody Battle

    You'll recall, Chyna got a restraining order against Rob after claiming he allegedly beat her up and threatened to kill himself . Blac Chyna is also mom to son King Cairo , four, from her relationship with rapper Tyga, Kylie Jenner's ex.
    Simran film review: Movie's buzz fizzles out after first 30 minutes!

    Simran film review: Movie's buzz fizzles out after first 30 minutes!

    But Kangana Ranaut tries her best to lend Praful the kind of eccentricities and "character flaws" that she deserves. The finest scenes in Simran are the ones where Ranaut is playfully bantering with a Las Vegas bartender.

    Trump makes first stop in storm-torn Florida

    He toured a Houston shelter housing hundreds of displaced people and walked streets lined with soggy, discarded possessions. President Trump will travel to Florida this morning to tour storm damage in several cities.
  • Retail Sales Down Slightly in August From July But Up Over 2016

    Retail Sales Down Slightly in August From July But Up Over 2016

    U.S. retail sales fell 0.2% in August and were lower in June and July than previously estimated, the Commerce Department said . Furniture and home furnishing stores saw a rise of 0.4% month over month and 7.5% year over year in August.
    'Blade Runner 2049' prequel short introduces us to Sapper Morton

    'Blade Runner 2049' prequel short introduces us to Sapper Morton

    Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve has created a new blended whisky to accompany the much-anticipated movie's release. As the new Blade Runner movie inches closer and closer, we need something to tie us over in the interim.
    Three automakers team up on self-driving, electric cars

    Three automakers team up on self-driving, electric cars

    The trio of Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi represent the world's largest automotive alliance. It aims to exceed combined sales of 14 million units, up almost 40 percent by the end of the plan.
  • Xbox is Really Smart With Game Downloads: Here is How

    Xbox is Really Smart With Game Downloads: Here is How

    It has been quite some time since Microsoft said that it is working on a keyboard and mouse for Xbox One. Backup the game to an external hard drive and plug it into the Xbox One X .
    Equifax says web server vulnerability led to hack

    Equifax says web server vulnerability led to hack

    But once you secure the loan, experts said follow their blanket advice for everyone - freeze your credit indefinitely. An attack on Equifax exposed information like social security numbers of almost 143 million Americans .
    India's current account deficit widens to four-year high in April-June

    India's current account deficit widens to four-year high in April-June

    In August, petroleum, engineering and chemicals exports grew by 36.56 per cent, 19.53 per cent and 32.41 per cent, respectively during the last month.
  • Drilling Down Into Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC)

    Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 20,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $258,400. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ON.
    With ruling near in ex-St. Louis officer's trial, calm urged

    With ruling near in ex-St. Louis officer's trial, calm urged

    Al Watkins, an attorney for Smith's fiancée, Christina Wilson, urged people to protest - but do it peacefully. Stockley exited the police SUV carrying his department-issued handgun along with his personal AK-47 pistol.
    Rohingyas threat to security: Centre

    Rohingyas threat to security: Centre

    The Rohingya , a stateless Muslim minority, are regarded as illegal immigrants in Myanmar . They are living in camps mostly in Arunachal Pradesh, Rijiju's home state.


Most liked

Trump's message on DACA, Dreamers loses its coherence
Depending on what "massive increase in border security" turns out to be, this seems to me to be a completely sensible deal. But the following day, Trump told reporters " the wall will come later ", according to CNN.

5 things that caught the eye in this week's Champions League
Real should have won by a greater margin with Ronaldo striking the crossbar and having another effort ruled out for offside. If he was luckier today he could have scored four.

London Underground Blast is Terror Incident
The explosion took place at the rushed hour on a District Line Tube when the train pulled into Parson Parsons Green station. A manhunt is under way to identify the man who placed the home-made device on the subway carriage.

Russian Federation condemns decision to bar USA government use of Kaspersky
A USA government decision to stop using security software from Kaspersky Lab is "regrettable", the Kremlin said on Thursday. Kaspersky continues to deny it has ties to the Kremlin either from it's company or members of the company.

Google Chrome 64 Will Block Autoplay Videos Starting January 2018
The File Transfer Protocol ( FTP ) is a network protocol used for transferring computer files between a client and server. However, at the same time, Google is disabling some of its protections against autoplay for mobile users.

Trump On Visiting Florida: 'I Wanted To Look Them In The Eyes'
The rehab center is located directly across the street from Memorial Regional Hospital, which is one of the largest in the state. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hill had been operating with little or no air conditioning, officials said.

KPMG admits going to the Gupta wedding was a bad idea
The company said a probe by the global parent company "did not identify any evidence of illegal behaviour or corruption by KPMG partners or staff".

Man with knife attacks soldier in Paris
On Aug. 9 six soldiers in Levallois, outside Paris , were hurt when a driver deliberately rammed into them, authorities said . In Paris man, threatening with a knife, attacked a military engaged in patrolling as part of operation "Sentinel".

Five dead in Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma
Sharmaine and Todd Moldenhauer went back to their home Wednesday for the first time since the storm hit northern Florida. But the extent of the damage has been an unanswered question for days because some places have been unreachable.

Kurdistan Parliament approves holding independence referendum on September 25
Two of Turkey's three opposition parties have also declared that they opposed an independence referendum in northern Iraq. It is clear that the Iraqi authorities can maximally grant a broader autonomy to the Iraqi Kurds seeking independence.

Jose expected to become a hurricane again in the Atlantic
In the wake of Harvey and Irma , two devastating storms, there's still about two and a half months of the hurricane season left. On Tuesday morning, Jose was driving winds of 75 mph about 435 miles south of Bermuda and more than 700 miles east of Florida.

Heather Locklear hospitalized after vehicle crash, reports say
It appears she's just fine. posting Friday that she was "home and good" and thanking everyone for their concern. Metro.co.uk has reached out to her rep for comment.

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, September 15-19
If you want to visit Xur this week, you need to head to Nessus and load in at the Watcher's Grave fast travel point. Activision and Bungie's first-person looter shooter, Destiny 2 , is out now for PS4 and Xbox One.

National Basketball Association board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform September 28
The NBA could be set for a draft lottery reform after a date was set for a vote on the proposals by the league. When teams decide to rest players in games, they'll be encouraged to do so for home instead of away games.

Pakistan beat World XI by 33 runs; win Independence Cup 2-1
Addressing the media in Lahore , the Pakistan skipper said that they have young team which has the ability to beat any team. He informed that Sri Lanka has also confirmed to play a lone T20 global on October 29 in Lahore .