Axl Rose, frontman of Guns N’ Roses, took to Twitter and called Treasury Secretary Mnuchin an ‘a***ole’.
One of the most popular musicians in the country, Rose tweeted the following to his 1.2M followers targetting Steve Mnuchin.
The Treasury Secretary quickly replied two hours later.
The Treasury Secretay accidentally tweeted the flag of Liberia in his tweet instead of America. He corrected his mistake later.
What have you done for the country lately? ??
— Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) May 7, 2020
Despite the correction, it was too late for Mnuchin to escape Rose’s attention. The rock icon tweeted the following –
Punishing Mnuchin for his typo. Rose joked he didn’t know the country was looking to emulate Liberia’s economic policies. He also added that unlike Mnuchin, he wasn’t responsible for over 70,000 deaths. In the end, Rose called out Mnuchin for telling people to travel across the country.
Pressure on Mnuchin and Trump Admin to Control Pandemic
The Trump admin and Mnuchin are under pressure to control the pandemic that has ravaged the country. Despite passing the biggest financial relief package in American history in March, the country is nowhere close to face the economic impact of this crisis.
While stock markets have performed well and recovered much of the losses made during March, the country’s economy is in dire straits. State governments are facing a massive challenge rebuilding local economies as revenues have fallen off the cliff.
After the passage of the CARES Act in March, Trump asked for another $2T financial package, this time to deploy an infrastructure program. Republican lawmakers were less keen on the plan at the end of March.
However, reconvening again in the first week of May, many Senate Republicans are calling for more relief packages. While no senator is touting the level of spending Trump demanded, there is still an understanding that states need more financial aid.
President Trump’s infrastructure push aimed at creating more jobs through state funded-projects. It included rebuilding the country’s roads, bridges, and other types of infrastructure. In an election year, the pressure on the Trump admin and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to lead the country out of this pandemic crisis are at an all-time high.
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