Axl Rose ignites Twitter feud with US Treasury Secretary

Axl Rose ignites Twitter feud with US Treasury Secretary

Axl Rose ignites Twitter feud with US Treasury Secretary

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tussled with Axl Rose, the lead vocalist of rock band Guns N' Roses, over Twitter on Wednesday night. "Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he's officially an asshole".

Less than two hours later, Mnuchin, 57, unexpectedly fired back at the Welcome to the Jungle singer, asking "What have you done for the country lately?" Not only did Mnuchin show that, like his boss, he's a petty, vindictive rube who should not be allowed on social media, but he also allowed himself to be called out in a public forum for his irresponsible rhetoric. The original tweet was deleted and replaced with one using the correct flag, but not before numerous screen grabs had been taken.

That version looks somewhat similar to the American banner but with fewer stripes and, most obviously different, just one star instead of 50.

It began when Rose flung an insult at Mr Mnuchin, a key figure in the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic.

When asked his thoughts about the possibility of global travel returning within 2020, Mnuchin said it was "too hard to tell at this point". "I wish I could get back on the road soon".

Video surfaced earlier this week of Guns N' Roses cover of "Live and Let Die" blasting as President Donald Trump visited the Honeywell International aerospace facility (were respirator masks are being made).

"Why is the Secretary of the Treasury fighting on Twitter with Axl Rose?" one person asked.

Amid the exchange, AP journalist Philip Crowther pointed out that Mnuchin initially added a Liberian flag to the end of his question. "2020 is becoming more weird by the minute".

Mnuchin has thus far failed to respond.

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