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Steven Mnuchin, Axl Rose engage in bizarre Twitter spat

That's a odd pairing for a Twitter spat.

May 7, 2020, 9:13 am*

Internet Culture


Andrew Wyrich

Here’s an odd Twitter feud you probably thought you’d never see: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose.

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The dubious duo got into a spat on Wednesday evening after Rose called out the treasury secretary, telling his followers that Mnuchin was “officially an asshole.”

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“It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he’s officially an asshole,” Rose tweeted on Wednesday.

Soon enough, Mnuchin responded to the public call-out from the Guns N’ Roses singer by asking him what he’s “done for the country lately?” An odd retort considering Mnuchin is a government official and Rose is an entertainment star.

However, there was a slight hitch with Mnuchin’s tweet. He used the flag from Libera instead of the United States, a mistake that the treasury secretary fixed with a replacement tweet—but not before there were numerous screenshots taken.

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Mnuchin re-posted the tweet with the correct flag.

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But Rose noticed the mistake and shot back.

“My bad I didn’t get we’re hoping 2 emulate Liberia’s economic model but on the real unlike this admin I’m not responsible for 70k+ deaths n’ unlike u I don’t hold a fed gov position of responsibility 2 the American people n’ go on TV tellin them 2 travel the US during a pandemic,” Rose tweeted in response.

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Rose being upset with the Trump administration is not shocking, as he’s been vocal in the past.

But regardless of what sparked this back-and-forth, many people agreed that the Twitter fight between Mnuchin and Rose was not something anyone expected to see.

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2020 is weird.


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*First Published: May 7, 2020, 9:05 am