Risking Ethics Violation, Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin Promotes 'Lego Batman Movie'

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Mnuchin, formerly the CIO of Goldman-Sachs and a hedge fund manager, gushed about POTUS before discussing subjects such as tax reform, the global economy, and Silicon Valley.

"I'm not anxious at all" Mnuchin said in the conversation about robots displacing humans in the near future.

Mnuchin was bold in his first high-profile interview in the nation's capital Friday.

As to whether or not Trump, who spent yesterday wearing an "I heart trucks" pin and pretended to drive a big rig while his health-care plan crashed and burned, feels the weight of the presidency, Mnuchin told Allen, "I think he understands the seriousness of this job, and the responsibility".

Asked about Trump's White House style, Mnuchin said Trump is constantly on the phone or talking to people. He also talked about putting the president's face on a $1,000 bill.

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At today's event hosted by media company Axios, Mnuchin was asked about his Hollywood past.

Mnuchin did not commit specifically on the goal but said, "The president's objective is a middle income tax cut". Allen asked Mnuchin, also a former Wall Street investor, if he had seen the "Wolf of Wall Street".

"Well, I'm not allowed to promote anything that I'm involved in". Mnuchin said that he is thinking more about robots taking people's jobs, invoking the R2-D2 droid from Star Wars, saying that a self-driving vehicle network is "very different from artificial, you know, R2-D2 taking over your job".

Earlier this year, the Office of Government Ethics recommended that the White House discipline Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to the president, after she endorsed Ivanka Trump's brand during a television interview on Fox News. "But you should send all your kids to Lego Batman".

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he will push for "comprehensive" tax reform by Congress' August recess, according to Reuters.

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