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Tweet By Guy Who Sent Horse Poop To Steve Mnuchin Takes Internet By Storm

Not-so-breaking news: Donald Trump is a polarizing figure. Almost as polarizing: the often sketchy, deeply corporately-connected cronies and and finance guys he appointed to his presidential cabinet. Chief among those suit-clad minions is Steven Mnuchin, a Goldman Sachs bigwig and hedge fund manager turned Secretary of the Treasury.

As a rich guy, he’s been a huge advocate for the kind of tax reform that the GOP-controlled Congress just passed, and he was also in the news earlier this year for using private, taxpayer-funded planes for his personal travel needs. Steven Mnuchin is, as you’ve probably guessed, not very popular among progressives or woke folk.

Just before Christmas, somebody representing the 99 percent sent Mnuchin a very special Christmas gift. Police officers and a bomb squad descended on Mnuchin’s home in Bel Air when the Treasury Secretary received a “suspicious package.”

So, what’s in the box? Not a fruitcake…and not a bomb. It was a big box of horse poop. Oh, and there was a note.

It read:

Mrs. [sic] Mnuchin & Trumo,

We’re returning the “gift” of the Christmas tax bill. It’s bulls**t.

Warmest Wishes,

The American People.

P.S. Kiss Donald for me.

To use horse parlance, whoa! Let’s recap. Somebody sent horse manure to a high-ranking government official as an on-the-nose protest of the tax reform bill, along with a nasty note, and he took credit for it on Twitter. The Christmas gift came from “The American People” on behalf of Robert Strong, a psychologist with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and an organizer of Occupy L.A. He got the manure from a friend who owns horses, put the manure in a box, figured out where Mnuchin lived, and sent it on its way.

Strong told NPR station KPCC that he did what he did because it’s Christmas. “What I did, I would like to compare to what Jesus did when he went into the temple and overturned the tables of the moneychangers, who were exploiting the people financially in the name of religion,” strong told NPR station KPCC. “I feel like that’s what the GOP has done to the American people.”

And what do the American people have to say about Strong’s act, which is certainly going to earn him a meeting with the Secret Service?