Steven Mnuchin Requested a US Military Jet to Use for His Honeymoon

Honeymoon plane request was about national security – Mnuchin

New Yorkers' level of interest in the solar eclipse aside, there still remains the matter of Mnuchin's request to use a government plane to fly himself and Linton on their honeymoon to Europe. In fact, the Treasury Secretary doesn't care for the wonders of space, or things that take place outside in general, because he is, as you may have heard, a coastal globalist who prefers lox and yelling loudly on his cell phone.

"You know, people in Kentucky took this stuff very serious", he told the conference.

A group of 184 graduates of Riverdale Country School in New York City wrote a letter to Mnuchin, the New York Times reports, saying, "Like your classmates from Yale, we believe your resignation would be the most honorable choice". Mnuchin said he spends "probably over 50 percent" of his time on national security issues and sanctions and speaks to President Donald Trump and officials such as Defense Secretary James Mattis nearly daily.

"Let me be clear", he told White. I've never asked the government to pay for my personal travel. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was primarily to discuss tax reform and also tour the nation's store of gold at Fort Knox.

The controversy and coverage the comment generated led to further scrutiny of the trip to Louisville and Fort Knox on August 21. His staff has since been able to meet this need by other means, he said.

"At the time, my staff wanted to make sure that I constantly had access to secure communications and secure information".

President Donald Trump said he had "total confidence" in his Treasury secretary.

Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, faced backlash for the trip after Linton posted a photo of her exiting the jet on Instagram, with hashtags identifying the various high-end designers she was wearing. She later apologized for the post.

The former Goldman Sachs banker reportedly requested the use of a US Air force jet during his honeymoon to France, Italy and Scotland.

Last year, Ms Linton deleted her Twitter account after her memoir of a gap year spent in Zambia sparked outrage for including major factual inaccuracies.

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