The holidays are a time for gift giving. Usually when you open a present, you might expect a gift card (from a relative who doesn't really know you at all), or maybe that sweater you've been eying all winter. But every so often, you receive a gift that makes you raise your eyebrows so high they nearly disappear into your hair.
Or, you know, if you're in Trump's administration, you get sent a gift that causes the bomb squad to be called in. Happy Holidays?
If you aren't aware of who the US Treasury Secretary is, it's this man named Steven Mnuchin.
via: GettyHe recently helped create President Trump's tax plan which was passed by congress. It's been criticized as favoring corporations as opposed to the American middle class, which is not surprising. This is Donald Trump and his people we're talking about.
Mnuchin is exactly the type of man you would expect to be Trump's Treasury Secretary.
via: GettyMnuchin was previously a Hollywood producer and hedge fund manager. He also loves taking trips on military aircrafts that rack up a bill around $800,000. How fun! And definitely someone we want handling our nation's money.
Mnunchin and his wife got a very unexpected Christmas present Saturday night...a wrapped up gift of horse manure.Yes, that's right people. Trump's Treasury Secretary was sent a box of poop for Christmas.
Of course, it was not what anyone expected.
Aerial footage from @NBCLA's NewsChopper 4 shows officers investigating a large box wrapped in wrapping paper; it's… https://t.co/jEjDDGAfKS— Whitney Ashton (@Whitney Ashton)1514087813.0
It was actually a guy named Robert Strong who sent the...ahem...surprise.
All in a days work. If the GOP can fleece the American people in such a brazen fashion, we must call it out in suc… https://t.co/dEuroOkyea— The Ghost of Captain Bill Strong, Abolitionist (@The Ghost of Captain Bill Strong, Abolitionist)1514131366.0
Because a present simply can't ever be complete with a card, Strong made sure to include one.The card read: "Mrs. Mnuchin & Trump, we're returning the 'gift' of the Christmas tax bill. It's bullshit. Warmest wishes, The American people. PS-Kiss Donald for me." Wondering if they actually gave Trump that kiss?
Strong doesn't seem to be worried about the consequences of sending manure to Mnuchin.
Everyone should claim it! The shit was from me! #nomorehorseshit— The Ghost of Captain Bill Strong, Abolitionist (@The Ghost of Captain Bill Strong, Abolitionist)1514137191.0
He's also very aware that he could get fired.But he doesn't care, and feels that he did what needed to be done. "What I did, I would like to compare to what Jesus did when he went into the temple and overturned the tables of the moneychangers, who were exploiting the people financially in the name of religion. I feel like that's what the GOP has done to the American people," he told KPCC.
Mnuchin was home when the package arrived.
False Alarm. When Steve Mnuchin opened that box on his porch and looked inside he THOUGHT he saw a pile of manure.… https://t.co/Huz6842uXx— Ron Asher (@Ron Asher)1514140597.0