Mnuchin Gets Into Twitter Spat With Guns N’ Roses Frontman

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin briefs reporters at the White House on President Donald Trump's newly signed executive order imposing new sanctions on Iran on June 24, 2019. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tussled with Axl Rose, the lead vocalist of rock band Guns N’ Roses, on Twitter on Wednesday night after the singer called the Trump official an “asshole.”

“It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he’s officially an asshole,” Rose tweeted.

“What have you done for the country lately?” Mnuchin responded. He bookended the tweet with a Liberian flag emoji, apparently confusing it with the American flag.

The Treasury secretary deleted the post and tweeted his reply again, this time with the correct flag.

But the mistake didn’t go unnoticed by Rose.

“My bad I didn’t get we’re hoping 2 emulate Liberia’s economic model,” the singer wrote in response to Mnuchin’s corrected tweet. “But on the real unlike this admin I’m not responsible for 70k+ deaths n’ unlike u I don’t hold a fed gov position of responsibility 2 the American people n’ go on TV tellin them 2 travel the US during a pandemic.”

Rose was referring to the Trump official saying on Fox Business earlier this week that right now is a “great time to explore America” despite the COVID-19 outbreak and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) warnings against non-essential travel.

“I wish I could get back on the road soon,” Mnuchin said during the interview.

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  1. Pretty much the mentality of this administration
    Getting into a pissing match with a guy that hasn’t had a hit in 30 years and still managing to look like an idiot
    So tell me Mnuchin , did you get wedgies and stuffed in trash cans in high school.
    Something tells me yes

  2. “I wish I could get back on the road soon,” Well, be our guest, asshole. Be sure to hang out with crowds of MAGATs not wearing masks in truck stops.

  3. When you find yourself debating Axl Rose, you know you pretty much lost the plot, and are just hanging on for dear life.

    He’s the Treasury Secretary for goodness sakes, why is he stooping down to this level?

  4. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    For those of you scoring at home, that would be round one to Mr. Rose.
    …we will take a short wardrobe timeout for Mr. Mnuchin to change his soiled shorts.

  5. Sometimes it takes a reformed asshole like Axl Rose to call out a practicing one.

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