Steve Mnuchin’s Former Yale Classmates Urge Him to Resign From Treasury

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Over 300 of Steve Mnuchin’s Yale University Class of 1985 classmates have signed a letter asking him to resign as Secretary of the Treasury in response to President Donald Trump’s comments on recent events in Charlottesville.

The letter, which was posted on lettertostevemnuchin.com, addressed Yale’s legacy of graduates serving as presidents, members of the cabinet, and in many other government capacities. Though they rarely, if ever, have requested a classmate step down, regardless of differences in political opinion, his classmates contested Mnuchin’s political alignment doesn’t reflect the ivy league college’s values.

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“We do so today because President Trump has declared himself a sympathizer with groups whose values are antithetical to those values we consider fundamental to our sacred honor as Americans, as men and women of Yale, and as decent human beings,” the letter reads. “President Trump made those declarations loudly, clearly, and unequivocally, and he said them as you stood next to him.”

The class members boast an inclusive range of political backgrounds, but said they cannot condone Nazis and white supremacists. “We can disagree on the means of promoting the general welfare of the country, on the size and role of government, on the nature of freedom and security, but we cannot take the side of what we know to be evil.”

The letter ended with a plea for action. “We call upon you, as our friend, our classmate, and as a fellow American, to resign in protest of President Trump’s support of Nazism and white supremacy. We know you are better than this, and we are counting on you to do the right thing.”

The full letter can be read below:

Dear Secretary Mnuchin:

We, some of your fellow members of the Yale College Class of 1985, write to you today in response to President Trump’s comments on the recent events in Charlottesville. We believe it is your moral obligation to resign your post as Secretary of the Treasury, effective immediately. We understand that graduates of Yale College have served the United States proudly as presidents, members of the cabinet, and in many other capacities since its founding, and that rarely, if ever, have any of us made such a request of a classmate, whatever our differences in political opinion have been.

We do so today because President Trump has declared himself a sympathizer with groups whose values are antithetical to those values we consider fundamental to our sacred honor as Americans, as men and women of Yale, and as decent human beings. President Trump made those declarations loudly, clearly, and unequivocally, and he said them as you stood next to him. We can be Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and a number of other things and still be friends, classmates, and patriots, but we cannot be Nazis and white supremacists. We can disagree on the means of promoting the general welfare of the country, on the size and role of government, on the nature of freedom and security, but we cannot take the side of what we know to be evil.

We call upon you, as our friend, our classmate, and as a fellow American, to resign in protest of President Trump’s support of Nazism and white supremacy. We know you are better than this, and we are counting on you to do the right thing.

Your fellow members of the Yale College Class of 1985,

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  1. Joanna Sterling says:

    Steve Mnuchin should resign not only because of Trump but because he, himself, needs to stop using government money for his own personal use. He and his wife flew to Kentucky to view the eclipse at tax payers’ expense. If Ms Linton hadn’t been called out for her Marie Antoinette Instagram post, this would never have come to light. So it begs the question…how many other personal trips/purchases et al have the Mnuchin’s charged to the taxpayer? In case Mr. Mnuchin hasn’t noticed, we are not a monarchy. Of course he won’t resign because he’s got skin in this game and I don’t particularly feel like funding his lifestyle with my paycheck, though he doesn’t seem to be particularly bothered by that.

  2. John says:

    “President Trump’s support of Nazism and white supremacy” LOL!

    Only because President Trump said, that the Antifa and leftist radicals were violent, too?

    That makes you a “Nazi” now ?

    These Ivy League clowns are not the brightest bulbs…;-)

  3. Missy K says:

    Yale is so racist that this entire article is a complete and utter joke. His “friends” need to jump off a bridge.

  4. Peter says:

    Henry Ford, the car manufacturer, had a top education at a top US college.
    And later he published “The International Jew”…

    Charles Lindbergh, the aviator, was a rabid anti-Semite and a fascist sympathizer.
    He was well-educated at fine US schools and colleges, too.

    You see what ‘good education’ does in America?

    Yale educated their share of crazies, haters, perverts and criminals, too,
    but they always think they are morally superior people.

    Own him.

  5. James says:

    “…his classmates contested Mnuchin’s political alignment doesn’t reflect the ivy league college’s values…”

    Wait a minute….antisemitism is not part of Ivy League college values ?

    That’s news to me.

    Maybe you should read some Philip Roth novels…

    And how come the US never had a Jewish president ?

    One reason is, that antisemitism is very much alive at Yale & other ‘Ivy League’ schools.

  6. Martin Snapp says:

    Correction: They are they are not former classmates. They are classmates, period. At Yale, once a classmate always a classmate.

  7. lindsay smith says:

    The number of people leaving Trump is already huge…Infrastructure advisory council.. all gone. Add the entire Arts and Humanity Committee and the head of the Ethics Committee and 7 members and CEOs of the Made in America Manufacturers and the ambassador of China..
    All quit because of trump.
    If Trump had assigned an ambassador to S Korea, he probably would have quit too…but he hasn’t.
    I think the next Survivor season should bee held in the White House.

    • Sam says:

      Moron if you read past the lies in the headlines and investigated the truth the people were all left over from the former.

  8. Mnuchin is a foreclosure shyster, it’s not like he came to the party as an innocent bystander. He fits right in with the rest of Trump’s syphilitic pirate ship of a cabinet.

  9. WHAT'S LEFT OF YOUR CONSCIENCE says:

    Hey Stevie –

    You selling your soul for a few bucks?

    You not wealthy enough yet?

    I know you are hanging around to change the tax code so you can make more bucks. Unfortunately, your humanity diminishes each day you stay.

    You should have left by now. What’s keeping you?

    Signed,

    What’s Left of Your Conscience.

  10. So what says:

    Group think put into action. Lazy hypnotics who can’t think for themselves.

  11. 1Ronald says:

    Rumor? Who knows? Anybody wannna believe this sounds like Yale Dumb? Especially you Harvard folks. Who probably are as guilt ridden on this topic as the Yalies. Now where did all that guilt come from? A lot of us are privileged class and don’t have one iota of it. Not a smidgen. And love those statues. All of them. Both sides.

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