If you're a multimillionaire working in government, it's probably not the best idea to ask for a military plane for your overseas honeymoon travel. Straightforward though this concept may seem, it was apparently too much for Steve Mnuchin, who, as Trump's Treasury secretary, wanted to use a government plane to take him and his wife to the United Kingdom for their honeymoon.
Mnuchin, a former banker at Goldman Sachs, reportedly submitted the request to use a government plane because he wanted to have a secure way of communicating with the president. This secure connection, if granted, could have cost the public $25,000 an hour, which is the average cost for the Air Force to operate the sort of jet that he requested. Even submitting such a request, though, was so unusual that it prompted an inquiry from the Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General.
It also wasn't the best timing for news like this to come out about Mnuchin, as it was only weeks ago that his wife, Louise Linton, insulted an Instagram user for having less money than she and Mnuchin had. Linton did eventually apologize, but not before the whole affair went viral. Well, Mnuchin and Linton are viral on Twitter again — maybe it's just a position they're getting used to.