Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury printed the first currency notes with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's signature on them. As this was a momentous occasion, Mnuchin and his wife went to the Treasury to admire the new bills. Pictures of the event were shared online and the Internet did what it does best: It made fun of the ridiculous photos with memes!
When you're the Treasury Secretary, your signature gets printed on a bunch of money. It's one of the perks of the job.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin his wife Louise Linton look at the first currency notes bearing his and U.S. Trea… https://t.co/j9IacMAhC4— Michael B. Kelley (@Michael B. Kelley)1510772841.0
The Internet immediately pointed out the obvious:
@MichaelBKelley @Jacquelyn_M They look like Bond villains.— ⚓️Mariner ☕️ (@⚓️Mariner ☕️)1510776207.0
That has to be why Louise Linton is wearing gloves, right?
mnunchin’s wife looks like she these bills are part of her master plan to take over gotham city https://t.co/FdbwcmbZiv— tha free speech man (@tha free speech man)1510774769.0
We also love this take, interpreting the photo op as a ploy for the two of them to appear more relatable.
Coms dept: We need to come off relatable so we can pass this tax cut Steve Mnuchin: SAY NO MORE https://t.co/Fa2vhshMx1— Grad School Imposter (@Grad School Imposter)1510774232.0
Louise Linton's outfit was especially noteworthy.
@MichaelBKelley @Jacquelyn_M https://t.co/qp6GuqBpUp— Zoe Samuel (@Zoe Samuel)1510774634.0
This Twitter user noticed how similar Linton's outfit was to Judge Doom's in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Everyone's focused on Steve Mnuchin & the sheet of money but no one's talking about how his wife has been murdering… https://t.co/J4iHjewQKN— Johnny McNulty (@Johnny McNulty)1510776960.0
One thing's for sure: There's something Louise Linton really likes about seeing her husband hold up a bunch of money.
Find someone who looks at you the way Louise Linton looks at Steve Mnuchin holding a sheet of dollar bills with his… https://t.co/STymQW2c5s— Christopher Ingraham (@Christopher Ingraham)1510772872.0
In their quest to become relatable, Steve Mnuchin and Louise Linton provided the Internet with pure gold (which is pretty impressive, considering the fact they were dealing with paper money).
When I want to make sure the barista sees me tipping them https://t.co/YaoZmpCQNt— Orli Matlow (@Orli Matlow)1510778288.0