- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he considers it a “compliment” to be compared to a James Bond movie villain.

The comparisons flooded social media last week after Mr. Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, posed next to sheets of money during a visit to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The dollar bills in the photo were the first batch to include Mr. Mnuchin’s signature.

“I never thought I’d be quoted as looking like villains from James Bond,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“I guess I should take that as a compliment that I look like a villain in a great, successful James Bond movie,” the Treasury secretary said. “But let me just say I was very excited of having my signature on the money. It’s obviously a great privilege and a great honor and something I’m very proud of.”

• Ben Wolfgang can be reached at bwolfgang@washingtontimes.com.

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