Steve Mnuchin

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

The captions write themselves.


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 15, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 11:00 am CDT

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.


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*First Published: Nov 15, 2017, 3:55 pm CST