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On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, visited the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to see the new $1 bills, which bear Mnuchin’s signature.
The press photographs show a smirking Mnuchin holding up a sheet of dollars. Meanwhile, Linton—who mocked a woman on Instagram this summer for not being rich—looks dead into the camera barely touching the money through her over-the-elbow black leather gloves.
The internet was quick to mock the photos.
The gloves, the Blue Steel gaze! Only way this could be worse would be if Linton and Mnuchin were lighting cigars with flaming dollar bills. pic.twitter.com/72KVMUT1fh— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) November 15, 2017
Me at Chipotle when they tell me guac is extra: pic.twitter.com/79DYOl8arT— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) November 15, 2017
Steve Mnuchin and his wife show off their new line of luxury toilet paper pic.twitter.com/aoKa6WM0Ka— jordan (@JordanUhl) November 15, 2017
Mnuchin (VO): She loves me for my charm. My grace. My wit.— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 15, 2017
NARRATOR: She did not love him. pic.twitter.com/nEjXevxVQr
Mnuchin: We need to fight the perception that we're just a couple of out-of-touch plutocrats— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) November 15, 2017
Treasury PR person: Hold on boss I've got just the thing pic.twitter.com/uFT2vGzujw
Photos that show Linton looking ecstatic as Mnuchin holds up a sheet of money also made the rounds.
Find someone who looks at you the way Louise Linton looks at Steve Mnuchin holding a sheet of dollar bills with his name on them pic.twitter.com/3fGXmJti6c— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) November 15, 2017
The Treasury Secretary and his wife exhibit childlike wonder upon discovering denominations smaller than 100 do in fact exist and aren't just an urban legend. pic.twitter.com/xws58bipxB— Bess Levin (@besslevin) November 15, 2017
Some people remarked that the couple looked like villains in a movie.
Why do Treasury Sec Mnuchin and his wife insist on posing for photos that make them look like Bond villains? pic.twitter.com/2auZr3LGoP— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) November 15, 2017
Others thought that Linton was dressed exactly like Star Wars villain Kylo Ren.
So much going on in this photo but I am shocked to find out Steven Mnuchin’s wife killed Han Solo pic.twitter.com/Ic2GBIemGC— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) November 15, 2017
why is louise linton dressed like kylo ren pic.twitter.com/lKJRz2GhXy— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) November 15, 2017
She needs a Kylo Ren helmet and a lava planet background, stat. pic.twitter.com/fY8mr2W7ru— Patrick S. Tomlinson (@stealthygeek) November 15, 2017
I mean, Louise Linton is LITERALLY dressed like Kylo Ren.— Chad (@RevDJEsq) November 15, 2017
I’m sorry, I just can’t get over the fact that she’s dressed like Kylo Ren. https://t.co/f6uf6keNud— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) November 15, 2017
There are certainly worse villains to emulate.
Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.