There was literally a stink bomb in the form of manure packaged as a Christmas gift sent to the California home of the US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchen with a less than flattering thank you note about his Donor Class tax cuts bill.
On behalf of “We the People,” This can be dubbed, the best Christmas gift ever!
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On December 24, 2017 the Reuters staff penned the following story, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin was sent gift-wrapped box of horse manure: reports.
“The package was found Saturday evening in a next-door neighbor’s driveway in Bel Air, the Los Angeles Police Department told the Los Angeles Times and KNBC television, the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles. The package also included a Christmas card with negative comments about President Donald Trump and the new U.S. tax law signed by Trump last week.”
“An LAPD bomb squad X-rayed the package before opening it and found the horse manure inside, police told local media. Aerial footage from KNBC showed officers investigating a large box in wrapping paper, then dumping a large amount of what they later identified as the manure and opening the card that was included inside.”
“Mnuchin, who KNBC said was not home when the package was discovered, is a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive and Hollywood film financier.”
“A road in Bel Air was closed for about 2 hours, KNBC reported.”
“The U.S. Secret Service is also investigating the incident, according to the TV station.”
On December 25, 2017, Nicole Hensley of the NY Daily News penned the following report, “Los Angeles psychologist takes credit for Steve Mnuchin horse manure gift.”
“The supposed secret Santa who dropped a load of Christmas poo near Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s posh Bel-Air pad said it represented the Trump administration’s tax plan.”
“Los Angeles psychologist Robby Strong took credit for the stinker of a prank on Facebook by sharing a copy of the card he left with the special delivery Saturday.”
“The salmon-colored envelope was addressed to “Stevie,” according to a photo of the card.”
“Mrs. Mnuchin & Trump, We’re returning the ‘gift’ of the Christmas tax bill. It’s bulls–t. Warmest wishes, the American People,” the note read.”
“PS — Kiss Donald for me,” it continued.”
“As news of a gift-wrapped box packed with horse manure soiled the Christmas Eve news cycle, Strong shared a cheeky photo of himself posing with a present that appeared to resemble the one Los Angeles police examined Saturday night.”
“Strong declined to immediately comment when reached through text message Monday, but he exchanged poop emojis with a Daily News reporter.”