Mnuchin On Bond-Villain Comparisons: "I Guess I Should Take That As A Compliment"

Tyler Durden's picture

Treasury Secretary and noted Hollywood producer Steven Mnuchin provoked criticisms from his political opponents after photos surfaced last week of Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton posing with a sheet of newly printed dollar bills bearing Mnuchin’s signature.

Asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace what it was like being compared with a bond villain after the photos went viral, Mnuchin said he took it as a compliment.

“I heard that. I never thought I’d be quoted as looking like a villain from the James Bond [movies]. I guess I should take that as a compliment that I look like a villain in a great, successful James Bond movie,” Mnuchin said.


“I was very excited about having my signature on the money and it’s something I’m very proud of being the secretary and helping the American people.”

Mnuchin said he thought nothing of it at the time the photo was taken, saying he didn’t expect it to be so widely shared on the Internet.

“I didn’t realize the pictures were public and going on the internet and viral but people have the right to do that people can do that that’s the great thing about social media today people can say what they want.”

Asked why he chose to print his signature in script instead of using cursive, Mnuchin explained that he felt his ordinary signature was too sloppy to print on US currency.

“I had a very, very messy signature that you could barely read, and I felt that since it’s going to be on the dollar bill forever that I should have a very clean signature,” Mnuchin said.

An Associated Press photographer captured Mnuchin and Linton posing with the sheet of dollar bills - the first to include Mnuchin’s signature - at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing last week, according to Politico.

After photos of the couple posing with the sheet of newly minted $1 bills went viral, twitter users poked fun at the pair's expensive tastes, with one joking they were shopping for 'bathroom mats' and another calling the sheet of bills, 'their new line of luxury toilet paper.'

This isn’t the first time Mnuchin and his wife have been criticized for appearing out-of-touch: The mockery comes just months after Louise Linton was roundly mocked for a tone-deaf Instagram post authored in response to criticisms of her posing next to a taxpayer funded jet.

Before that, the two were cleared after an investigation into whether they timed a flight in another taxpayer funded chartered jet to coincide with the solar eclipse that happened back in August.

The new bills are expected to enter circulation next month.

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Quantum Bunk's picture

Twitchy looks like a fucking geek who got his moms nail polish remover in his eyes

His skank wife looks like the blond in Team American World Police.

quadraspleen's picture

I'm not sure anybody said "great, successful"


Nah, he is the supervillan, Stink Finger.

Because his wife lets him clean out her pooper after she giives him a few laps around the house with a strap on jammed up his hooptie. 

That - is whay he is Mister The Buck Stops Here in government - he needs to get even by fucking over the little people after she finishes riding him.

Dukes's picture

The perpetual smug look on the dirtbag wife’s face tends to anger me.

Escrava Isaura's picture

I guess I should take that as a compliment that I look like a villain in a great, successful James Bond movie…..

Wrong translation. That is what Mnuchin said:

I guess I should take that as a compliment that I don’t look like Trump but I too have a trophy wife…..


I was very excited about having my signature on the money and it’s something I’m very proud of being the secretary and helping the American people.

Again, wrong translation. That is what Mnuchin said:

I was very excited about having my signature on the money that I am going to use to screw the American people.


SloMoe's picture

To summarize:

"You can't believe the blow-job I got from Mrs. Goldsquid, right after that photo. In fact, she had it framed and mounted on the ceiling over our bed."


jmack's picture

you know you suck when your comments are worse than the shep wave spam.  

hxc's picture

Nothing worse than pseudo-intellectuals (think Chomsky) and the way they incessantly talk out of their asses.

JRobby's picture

"Signing" a Federal Reserve Note.

Is he personally liable? (Laugh Track Deafening !!!)

44magnum's picture

How to be a CON (((man))) in 10 easy steps

Quantum Bunk's picture

He's not a con man. Con men actually have to be smart. He's just a geek who was in the right place at the right time.

spanish inquisition's picture

So he signed his corporate name?

JPMorgan's picture

Oh he could play so many Bond villians lol.

Le Chiffre?

Squanders his client's money and attempts to recoup the loss by competing in a high-stakes poker game held at the Casino Royale.


Extort one hundred million pounds from world governments by threatening them with nuclear missiles.


Detonate a bomb within Fort Knox, contaminating the gold reserves and causing a financial meltdown in the United States.

PirateKing's picture

He wouldn't be so excited about that comparison if he ever watched a Bond movie.  Following the Bond movie formula, two things will assuredly happen.

1. He's going to die

2. Bond's going to bang his wife

cossack55's picture

Did Donnie Jr. shoot the cow/sheep/alligator her gloves are made from?

hxc's picture

You realize other animals kill animals too, right?

Ignorance is bliss's picture

His wife plays the camera nicely. She is the only reason the public took notice. She looks like she would be delicious in bed. I'd tap it...real hard. Probably only take 10 minutes or so..

Bemused Observer's picture

Cold as ice. You can climb on top and jerk off inside her, but her mind is elsewhere, just waiting for you to finish up so she can go wash you off of her.

Yeah, 10 minutes tops. And it won't feel good afterwards.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture


The only thing that might have her loins pulsate is a buck negro gang-banger.

TheLastTrump's picture

“I was very excited about having my signature on the money and it’s something I’m very proud of being the secretary and helping the American people.”

I thought the same thing bud, fuck the haters & jealous losers of all stripes & political persuasions.

Deep Snorkeler's picture

Disney Villains

Cruella de Vil and Captain Hook.

The King and Queen of luxury capitalism,

they kiss Trump's ring.

Glassport's picture

They both look like they have a set of lips you could use to squeegee a window.

Cloud9.5's picture

Why is it that I get the impression that the person who is trading real assets is standing in the middle of the picture?

MarkGoldman's picture

A Bond Villan in a rejected Bond manuscript writen by a 12 year old cheerleader who wants to be a marine biologist, perhaps..

Bemused Observer's picture

No Stevie was your WIFE who looks like the Bond villain. You look like the smart but naive putz she's using as a 'beard'...

Check her phone Steve...check her fucking phone!

And whenever she makes you both tea, always distract her and switch the cups before you drink it.

Tim Knight from Slope of Hope's picture

Something tells me that living with Louise Linton must be its own kind of hell.

Bemused Observer's picture

I'll bet that 5 minutes after this picture was taken she scrambled up the wall and deposited an egg sac in the corner...

Seasmoke's picture

The hot looking cunt who is not born in this country, smugly holding printed federal reserve notes that we must use, pisses me off more than all the houses munchin fraudclosed on. They are literally spitting in our faces now. Great job Donald J. 

Deep Snorkeler's picture

A Black Glove

on the US dollar.

Marie Antoinette's curse

upon us all.

fishwharf's picture

Except for the money thing, I can identify with Mnuchin.  I look like a munchkin, but my wife is tall, blonde, beautiful and just a little bit to the left of the hot/crazy matrix line.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

She'd be sensational in the sack but has the instincts and empathy of a barracuda.

Tugg McFancy's picture

She'd be hopeless. Bitches like that get more enjoyment from finger banging themselves while looking in the mirror.

illuminatus's picture

He just looks like such a putz.I'm sure she married him for love. Hahahaha

quasi_verbatim's picture

Bond villain? Auric Goldfinger wouldn't waste an atom bomb on Fort Knox, not these days.

There's picture

The whole Administration and Republican Congress is out of touch. The are playing on the opposing team intent on winning only for themselves.

The Senate Tax bill proposal is just the latest example we are permited to know about:

  • Increases the deficit by almost $2 TRILLION
  • Immediately cuts Medicare by $25 billion
  • Sets up future trillion dollar cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to pay for the tax cuts and fix the deficit
  • Ends the medical expense deduction – hurting at least 4.5 million people with incomes less than $75,000
  • Increases taxes for 47% of families with children

It's "I've got mine, screw you " mentality.

Anteater's picture

Any Arab will tell you, never let an Israeli get their nose under the tent flap.

"We won, you lost. It's just business, get over it. Now get off our property."

Israel started off with 50% of Palestine, ex-Jerusalem, and now controls

Jerusalem and 85% of Palestine, whose former inhabitants are now held

in walled detention camps, deliberately being starved and slave-waged,

the Nazi Germany model that Israel has appraently improved on in USA,

because nobody is coming to liberate either Palestine or the United States.

Indeed, it's a $250,000 fine in the US for me to even say, "Boycott Tel Aviv!"

Burn Them to bone ash, or surely they will burn your children to bone ash.

Puerto Banus NA's picture

Having lived in Puerto Banus for several years...lots of arabs...along with the Saudi King's home, and Great Neck NY, will most certainly take the latter over the former.

Let's make a deal in Saudi has 2 cars behind the curtain, and one goat.

roadhazard's picture

Trump is batting a thousand on picking the worst of the worst.

johnnycanuck's picture

I wonder how much the mortgage on her family's estate is costing him?


aloha_snakbar's picture

LOL...if Munchie were a villian in a Bond movie...I was thinking more of like a gay, transgender mini-me...

fiddy pence haff pound's picture

how great can she be? she chose to shack up

with a middleweight banker munchkin.

She will divorce him, of course, with the greatest

of ease.

TN VOLUNTEER's picture

....his wife is hot, ergo he must be doing everything right!

VWAndy's picture

 Swamp critter.