Photo of treasury secretary with sheet of $1 bills becomes instant meme

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.

Photos that show Linton looking ecstatic as Mnuchin holds up a sheet of money also made the rounds.

Some people remarked that the couple looked like villains in a movie.

Others thought that Linton was dressed exactly like Star Wars villain Kylo Ren.

There are certainly worse villains to emulate.


Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

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.