For some unknown reason, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin thought it’d be a good idea to get into a Twitter feud with Axl Rose, frontman for the rock band Guns N’ Roses, and it wound up leaving Mnuchin utterly humiliated.
It all started when Rose posted this tweet:
It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he’s officially an asshole.
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) May 6, 2020
Kinda hard to argue with that. But even if you happen to be a fan of Mnuchin (as bizarre as that would be), it’s clear that he should have just chuckled and passed right by the tweet. Instead, he decided he’d join the fracas:
What have you done for the country lately? ??
— Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) May 7, 2020
On a side note, The Daily Beast reports that Mnuchin’s original reply to Rose had to be deleted because he used the wrong flag emoji:
“He deleted a previous tweet, which reportedly featured the Liberia flag instead of the U.S. Stars and Stripes.”
A few hours later, Rose got his payback with this response:
My bad I didn’t get we’re hoping 2 emulate Liberia’s economic model 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.
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) May 7, 2020
Mnuchin’s humiliation was compounded by others on Twitter who lit him up:
Clearly, more than you since I’m sure Axl would know the difference between the American flag and the Liberian one.
— Dixieann (@Dixieann18) May 7, 2020
— roo (@Rooroxx) May 7, 2020
Axl is right. He’s always been right:
“I don’t need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin’ soldiers
In a human grocery store”
— Jon.J (@Jage3) May 7, 2020
He didn’t fly to Fort Knox on a government jet so his wife could see an eclipse.
— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) May 7, 2020
Axl isn’t searching his name on Twitter to try and dunk on people during one of the worst economic collapses in our nations history…while he is supposed to be managing our fiscal policy
— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@rewegreatyet) May 7, 2020
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