Steven Mnuchin, the current Treasury secretary, made a fortune foreclosing on people after the 2008 economic collapse, in one instance foreclosing on a 90-year-old woman over a 27-cent shortfall on a mortgage payment. Nevertheless, Trump purports to represent the common* American (you know, so long as they happen to have certain things in common* with him) and so it falls to his lackeys like Mnuchin to shrug at America when he does something so transparently in the interest of the mega-wealthy.
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is a breeding ground for finance chairs, executives, and generally speaking people that make economic choices that affect the livelihoods of millions. Mnuchin straight up denies any knowledge of the event or its attendees, because straight up denial is all Trump and his friends have to do to soothe their supporters.
An elitists sending an elitists to a gathering of elitists didn't know that it was for elitists. 🙄— Colleen Boykin (@ColleenBoykin1) January 14, 2018
Funny, they used it as a political ad during the campaign. Said global elites were ruining the world.— Terri Stable Genius (@TeFo964) January 14, 2018
If he really didn't realize, he's too stupid for the job he's in. If he actually did realize, he's too corrupt for the job he's in.— Chris Rothe (@_ChrisRothe) January 14, 2018
Ridiculous statement from someone who wants to be "elite" and "important'. Either he's really a box of rocks or he thinks we are all stupid.— Julia M. Chismar (@juliechismar) January 14, 2018
Was this said in ironic way or moronic way? Both are unacceptable for different reasons.— reneeanne (@readingrenee) January 13, 2018
H/T: the Hill