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Steven Mnuchin's Marie Antoinette-ish Wife Once Literally Played Marie Antoinette On TV

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In a turn of events that is almost too good to be true, it appears that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's Marie Antoinette-ish wife Louise Linton once literally played Marie Antoinette on TV.

The background: Linton, a Scottish-born actress who has previously made headlines for writing an insane white savior memoir about her gap year in Africa, returned to your social media feeds on Monday with some next level Let Them Eat Cake BS.

First, Linton posted an Ivanka-ish glamour shot of herself stepping off a government plane on Instagram wearing #rolandmouret, #hermesscarf, #tomford sunnies and #valentinorockstudheels. Then when a woman commented “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable” on the photo, Linton derisively went after the detractor in the comments of the post.

In an emoji-dotted response, Linton belittled the Oregon mother of three for having less money than she does and living a "cute" life.

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“Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable!” Linton wrote. “Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? I’m pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day ‘trip’ than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours.”

“If she hadn’t made her account private, I would have written back with a very snide Marie Antoinette joke,” Jenni Miller, the Oregon mother, told the New York Times.

Well, Jenni, we have good news and bad news for you. Linton's Instagram remains private, but your Marie Antoinette comments are not far off. Linton literally played a woman who attends a costume party dressed as Marie Antoinette in a 2007 episode of CSI: NY. Linton's costumed character unfortunately meets an untimely end via guillotine in the episode and, in an even weirder turn of events, the person who ushers her to her demise is none other than a pre-fame Shailene Woodley:

Linton has since apologized for the posting and her comments, calling them "inappropriate and highly insensitive," according to CNN.