May 7, 2020
Axl Rose and Steven Mnuchin in coronavirus Twitter spat
In a competitive field, Twitter has seen one of its strangest arguments yet - a spat between Guns n' Roses singer Axl Rose and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. It began when Rose flung an insult at Mr Mnuchin, a key figure in the US response to the coronavirus pandemic. Rose mocked Mr Mnuchin's for the mix-up, saying he hadn't realised "We're hoping to emulate Liberia's economic model but unlike this admin[istration] I'm not responsible for 70k+ deaths". It is not clear why Rose attacked the US treasury secretary, although the Guns n' Roses front man referenced an appearance by Mr Mnuchin on Fox News. Despite the row it appears Guns n' Roses have their admirers in the White House - their cover of Live and Let Die blasted out when President Donald Trump visited a mask plant on Tuesday.
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