5 Embarrassing Facts About Louise Linton, The Wife Of Trump's Secretary Of Treasury Who Is Being Bashed For Her Out Of Touch Comments

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Louise Linton

The real housewife of The White House.

To say President Donald Trump's administration is full of some characters would be the understatement of the century. 

No matter how many people hop on and off the president's constant carousel of an inner circle, there's always a new fun face we get to learn about. 

This week, it's Louise Linton, a.k.a. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, a.k.a. the real housewife of the White House. 

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Linton is getting some attention today after a super petty spat she had with a woman who commented on her above Instagram post. 

Jenni Miller, an Oregon mother of three, commented on the photo posted Aug. 21 and said: "Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable." Miller was referring to Linton and Steven's "#daytrip" to Kentucky where she made a point to hashtag literally every brand she was wearing. 

Rather than take the high road and ignore the haters, Linton commented back and said: "Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the US economy than me and my husband?

"You're adorably out of touch... your life looks cute... Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones. It's fab!"

After the exchange — and probably all the unwanted attention it was given — Linton made her Instagram and Twitter private. Miller told the New York Times, she would have had the last word. 

"If she hadn’t made her account private, I would have written back with a very snide Marie Antoinette joke," Miller said. "I think my post was just five or six words, and she had to go on basically a rant about it to make herself look more important and look smarter, better, richer — all those things.”

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“It seems like she’s been in public life for a long time. It just seemed wholly inappropriate."

Her husband apologized for the post — which has been deleted — and Linton issued a statement from her publicist. 

"I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response. It was inappropriate and highly insensitive."

Well, yeah.

Here are five things you should know about her: 

1. She wrote a book about her time living in Africa that was pulled from shelves for being so offensive and inaccurate. 


Last year, Linton self-published a book titled "In Congo's Shadow: One Girl's Perilous Journey to the Heart of Africa," about the year she spent in Zambia. 

After the book was critiqued for being inaccurate, offensive and insanely out of touch, Linton withdrew it from circulation and donated any proceeds she had earned to charity. 

She's been accused of lying in the book and having a "white savior" complex, which can be read in the following passage. 

"A ‘skinny white muzungu with long angel hair’, Louise was an anomaly in darkest Africa. Posted to a tiny village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika just miles from Congo, she became immersed in a remote world of unsurpassed natural beauty rife with hidden danger."


2. She's an actress. 

After graduating from law school in 2012, she started her own independent motion picture production company and has been featured in movies such as "Lions for Lambs," "Intruder," and "The Echo." 

She also acted in the Lifetime TV biopic "William & Kate," and has had roles in "Cold Case" and "CSI: NY." 

3. Her superpower of choice would be invisibility so she could stalk her boyfriend. 


In an interview in 2014, she had a pretty creepy response when asked what she would do if she was invisible. 

"I'd sit with my boyfriend or follow him around and see what his day is like when I’m not with him and see if he talks about me.”

Girl, what? 

4. She grew up in a haunted castle. 


Linton is from Scotland, and in a 2015 interview, she said she grew up in a castle she believed to be haunted by Mary Queen of Scots. 

"The castle is definitely haunted and many people have claimed to see a ghost. Many have even claimed its Mary Queen of Scots because it’s where she had her romance with David Rizzio. They actually planted three oaks trees, which are remarkably still on the property. I think that’s quite romantic."

Yep, ghosts are super romantic. 

"Others say she is a woman named Elizabeth. People see her in room 108 or in the library bar. I was too scared to ever be alone in the castle as a child because of the ghost, so thankfully I never met her, but I know people who did."

5. She was once featured in Maxim. 


Linton was featured in Maxim topless in 2009, was said to be the hottest thing to come out of Scotland since "microwaved haggis." Whatever that is. 

In the interview, she says she draws her sense of style from all her traveling and a love for modern art.

Emily Blackwood is an Editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, dating, relationships and everything in between. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz).