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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, wife Louise Linton mocked for photo of them holding money

Posted at 11:56 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 11:57:50-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — A photo of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife posing with a sheet of new $1 bills — the first notes bearing his signature — is prompting people to poke fun at them online.

The Associated Press photo shows Mnuchin holding the sheet of money as his wife Louise Linton stands behind him, her gloved hands touching a corner.

Some remarked that the pair resembled villains from the James Bond movie franchise. Others used the image to mock the Republican tax plan, which critics say would mostly benefit high earners and corporations.

The pair prompted a public outcry this summer after revelations he requested a military jet to fly them to their European honeymoon. It never happened, but the department launched a review of Mnuchin's use of government aircraft.

Literally Steve Mnuchin and his wife holding sheets of cash