Axl Rose calls Steve Mnuchin an 'a**hole' in Twitter feud, amused fans say it wasn't on '2020 Bingo card'
The feud began with Axl Rose calling Mnuchin an 'a**hole' and the Treasury Secretary responding with the Liberian flag in an effort to prove he was the more patriotic of the two
Social media feuds and beefs between artistes have dominated headlines during this quarantine period, so much so we've gotten almost accustomed to seeing new ones crop up every other day. But despite being primed for it, not one person could have predicted a Twitter feud between Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose and Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, also known for his work as a producer on films like 'Lego Movie', 'Wonder Woman', and 'Suicide Squad'.
If any part of that statement is confusing to you, you're not alone.
Axl Rose criticizing Trump is hardly new, as he was very recently in the news for posting an image of a man in a blue hat that read 'Make The White House Great Again'. His more recent criticism came in the form of a tweet that read, "It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he’s officially an a**hole." Mnuchin responded to the tweet stating, "What have you done for the country lately?" along with an emoji of the Liberian flag, which he later corrected after several users pointed out his mistake.
That's right. Axl Rose, the 58-year-old legendary rocker, took on the 57-year-old investment banker and movie producer Steve Mnuchin over his participation in the much-maligned Trump administration, and the Treasury Secretary fired back with the Liberian flag as his way of showing he was the more patriotic American in the building.
And naturally, Mnuchin is being roasted across the Twittersphere.
"Wow .. welcome to 2020, when Axl Rose is owning Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin on Twitter," tweeted one user, while another stated, "@stevenmnuchin1 are you smarter than a 5th grader? The answer is, no."
Another user pointed out, "What I love the most is this shows that Mnuchin has alerts set up for his name and/or follows Axl Rose," while one user shared, "'The Flag of Liberia or the Liberian flag bears a close resemblance to the flag of the United States, representing Liberia's founding by a group of free people of color and former slaves primarily from the United States.' Presbyopia will come for you too."
But aside from having a good laugh at Mnuchin's expense, mostly, Twitter is just confused at the latest in a string of weird happenstances that 2020 has graciously bestowed upon us.
Another user tweeted, "The year is 2020. Amidst a global pandemic, Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose says the Secretary of the Treasury and producer of Wonder Woman is 'officially an asshole.' In response, the Executive Producer of the Lego Movie asks what Rose has done for his country with the flag of Liberia." One user mused, "It's peak 2020," to which another responded, "It's only May."
One user answered Mnuchin's question more seriously, stating "Hes not required to do anything for this country, hes not an elected official nor a government employee in a Senate-confirmed position. Although I bet he's stimulated the economy more in his career than you have in yours." Another user tweeted, "Steve Mnuchin just asked Axl Rose "'What have you done for the country lately'? The correct answer to this, other than 'Paid a shedload of taxes' is 'Not kill 73,000 Americans through wilful negligence.' Oh. & Mnuchin doesn't know the difference between the flags of USA & Liberia."
The title of 'winning tweet of the night', however, belongs to this gem: "OK, but what has Axl Rose done for Liberia lately?"