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.”
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.