Linton posted the image of herself Monday getting off a authorities airplane in Kentucky with Mnuchin. In her submit, she talked about a number of designer labels for her all-white outfit, together with Tom Ford and Valentino.
The commenter responded: "Glad we may pay in your little getaway. #deplorable."
Linton, an actress, responded on Instagram by calling the commenter "adorably out of contact." She advised she and Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs government and hedge fund investor, contributed extra to the U.S. economic system and paid extra in taxes than her critic.
"Fairly positive the quantity we sacrifice per yr is much more than you would be prepared to sacrifice if the selection was yours," Linton added.
She went on to name the commenter's response "passive aggressive" and "nasty" earlier than ending her retort with a suggestion that the critic, "go relax and watch the brand new sport of thrones."
Linton's Instagram account is non-public, however a screengrab of her response has circulated on-line.
Linton did not reply to requests for remark from The Related Press Tuesday. A Treasury Division spokesperson mentioned Mnuchin and Linton are reimbursing the federal government for Linton's journey and that Linton obtained no compensation from the fashion labels talked about in her submit.
Mnuchin was visiting Kentucky Monday for an look with Republican Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell and a tour of Fort Knox.
The Scottish-born Linton apologized final yr amid criticism of a self-revealed memoir of a yr she spent in Africa as a teen, and withdrew the e book. Critics deemed it inaccurate in its depiction of life on the continent. An excerpt was revealed on-line by The Telegraph, however taken down by the British newspaper "in gentle of the issues raised by readers."
Linton has additionally had small roles in movies and tv reveals and extra lately labored as a producer. Mnuchin produced a number of movies earlier than being tapped for the Treasury submit by President Donald Trump. The pair married in June in a ceremony attended by the president.