It appears that in explaining why his trip to Kentucky during last month’s eclipse wasn’t about seeing the eclipse, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin took a dig at the state, according to the Washington Post.
The Post reported that Mnuchin had this to say about questions over whether he used a government airplane to travel to Kentucky Aug. 21 to see the eclipse:
“You know, people in Kentucky took this stuff very serious. Being a New Yorker and [living for a time in] California, I was like, the eclipse? Really? I don’t have any interest in watching the eclipse.”
The Post said it was hard not to read his comments as “demeaning to the people of flyover country.”
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Mnuchin has said he visited Fort Knox on official business.
Parts of Western Kentucky experienced a total eclipse last month, offering some of the best viewing in the nation.
And yes, it was cool.