Axl Rose and Steven Mnuchin Coronavirus War of Words Explodes On Twitter

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Singer Axl Rose of AC/DC performs during the AC/DC Rock Or B
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Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose attacked “asshole” Steve Mnuchin, sparking a war of words online between the pair that involved the Treasury secretary questioning Rose’s patriotism.

Video surfaced earlier this week of Guns N’ Roses cover of “Live and Let Die” blasting as President Donald Trump visited the Honeywell International aerospace facility (where respirator masks are being made). It’s unclear if Rose was responding to that. Nevertheless, the rocker let loose, saying, “It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he’s officially an asshole.”

“What have you done for the country lately?” fired back Mnuchin, who has been leading the Trump administration’s economic response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

The feud sparked reaction across social media, with many people mocking Mnuchin for initially posting an emoji of the Liberian flag rather than the American one.

Rose has never made any secret of his disdain for Trump, previously describing him as the “gold standard of what can be considered disgraceful.”

In November 2018, Rose demanded the Trump campaign not play any of his band’s music at events in the run-up to the midterm elections, declaring that Americans had “never experienced anything this obscene.”

Following Trump’s election in 2016, Rose and his fellow band members invited fans at one of his concerts to come up onto the stage to whack a piñata resembling the newly elected president.

“Let’s bring in some people, and give them a fucking stick,” he said at the time. “I just want you to express yourself, however, you feel.”

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