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:

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:

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:

Mnuchin’s humiliation was compounded by others on Twitter who lit him up:

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