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.
“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