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.

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"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.

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