The Latest: Treasury Secretary's wife apologizes for posting

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The Latest on Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (all times EDT):

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5 p.m.

Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, is apologizing for posting on Instagram about a designer-label outfit and then blasting a critic.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Linton says her post and response were "inappropriate and highly insensitive."

Linton on Monday posted the picture of herself getting off a government plane in Kentucky with Mnuchin. In her post, she mentioned several designer labels for her all-white outfit, including Tom Ford and Valentino.

The commenter responded: "Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable."

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Linton, an actress, responded on Instagram by calling the commenter "adorably out of touch." She suggested she and Mnuchin contributed more to the U.S. economy and paid more in taxes than her critic.

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8:15 a.m.

Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, blasted as "adorably out of touch" a person who criticized her Instagram post in which Linton depicted her designer-label outfit.

Linton posted the picture of herself Monday getting off a government plane in Kentucky with Mnuchin. In her post, she mentioned several designer labels for her all-white outfit, including Tom Ford and Valentino.

The commenter responded: "Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable."

Linton, an actress, responded on Instagram by calling the commenter "adorably out of touch." She suggested she and Mnuchin contributed more to the U.S. economy and paid more in taxes than her critic.