Axl Rose and Mnuchin engage in not-so-civil pandemic Twitter war

Axl Rose and Mnuchin engage in not-so-civil pandemic Twitter war

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin fired back at rock star Axl Rose after he insulted him in a tweet on Thursday.

Rose got things started with a Tweet that used some colorful language to describe Mnuchin.

Mnuchin quickly deleted his tweet and reposted it moments later after accidentally including a Liberian flag emoji rather than one of the US flag - the two bear a striking resemblance as a result of the usage of red and white stripes.

Rose mocked Mr Mnuchin's for the mix-up, saying he hadn't realised "we're hoping to emulate Liberia's economic model but... unlike this admin [istration] I'm not responsible for 70k+ deaths". Then again, it is also the millionaire Mnuchin who thought Americans could live on $120 a week, because of, uh, bridge liquidity.

"But on the real unlike this admin I'm not responsible for 70k+ deaths n' unlike u I don't hold a fed gov position of responsibility 2 the American people n' go on TV tellin them 2 travel the United States during a pandemic", he added.

Rose has not yet replied to Mnuchin, so perhaps the feud is done and dusted within two single tweets?

"This is a great time for people to explore America", Mnuchin claimed to host Maria Bartiromo.

Wednesday night Axl Rose took to Twitter to say, "It's official!"

When asked his thoughts about the possibility of global travel returning within 2020, Mnuchin said it was "too hard to tell at this point".

He has previously criticised many aspects of US President Donald Trump's administration, and now Axl Rose is taking aim at a member of his cabinet.

Amid the exchange, AP journalist Philip Crowther pointed out that Mnuchin initially added a Liberian flag to the end of his question.

This is just another entry in the chronicles of "2020 is the darkest and weirdest timeline", to be updated daily.

Mnuchin has thus far failed to respond.

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