“I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response. It was inappropriate and highly insensitive,” Linton said in a statement from her publicist.
Monday’s post began with a glamorous photo of Linton stepping off an official government plane on a trip to Kentucky with her husband, who was t to discuss tax reform with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and visit Fort Knox.
Instagram user Jenni Miller, a mother of three from Oregon, took issue with the post, commenting, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable”.
The post was deleted late Monday evening and Linton’s account was set to private, but not before multiple screengrabs were taken.
Miller told CNN she found Linton’s original post “Incredibly offensive.”
After self-publishing a book in 2016 on a year abroad in Zambia, Linton was sharply criticized for the book’s inaccuracies and misleading description of the political climate, with the Washington Post slamming its “White savior” narrative.