The marriage is Linton’s second, and Mnuchin’s third.
Linton has appeared on film and TV, attracting controversy for her memoir describing her time volunteering in Africa in 1999.Who is Louise Linton?
Steve Mnuchin stands with his fiancee Louise Linton before swearing in as Treasury Secretary in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 13, 2017.
Last year, Linton was involved in controversy over claims she made in a book, in which she described volunteering in Africa as a teenager.
In “Congo’s Shadow: One girl’s perilous journey to the heart of Africa” describes Linton’s time in Zambia in 1999.
The book generated a social media storm, with thousands of Zambians taking to Twitter under the hashtag #LintonLies to denounce the book as innaccurate and Linton for portraying herself as a “White savior.”
In a passage that offended many, Linton described herself as a central character in events, and wrote of spending a night in hiding from armed rebels.
Washington Post editor Karen Attiah wrote: “If”How Not to Write About Africa” were an Olympic floor gymnastics event, Linton’s piece would be a strong contender for a gold medal, because she deploys, with maximum flourish, just about every lazy trope t is when it comes to writing about Africa.