UPDATE: Mnuchin Tweets About Our “Gold”

The man in charge of our money, who hasn’t seen our money, which hasn’t been “audited” in nearly 70 years, just counted all our gold in just a couple hours (which most likely were consumed by photo-ops)…

Update 1. Anybody notice the time-stamp? Seems logical he would wait until the markets close to say the most non-saying ever. Glad he counted all our gold in just one afternoon though. The replies are hitting the feed. Would be a great time to unleash bunch of gold question replies.


Gold is completely silenced in the media and also in politics. Gold (and silver) is a word they just can’t speak, unless it is speaking badly about, and that could backfire on them. However, this little nugget just slipped out:


Here’s the take from Bloomberg:

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will check out the nation’s gold stash when he pays a rare official visit to Fort Knox on Monday — while keeping an open mind for future film projects.

“I assume the gold is still there,” the former Hollywood producer joked to an audience in Louisville, Kentucky, 40 miles (64 km) north of the U.S. Bullion Depository. “It would really be quite a movie if we walked in and there was no gold.”

Fort Knox has been seared into the public imagination since the 1964 James Bond movie “Goldfinger,” in which the British spy, played by Sean Connery, foiled a plot to contaminate the nation’s bullion.

Mnuchin, whose action-film credits include ‘‘Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Suicide Squad,” said that he will be only the third secretary of the Treasury who has gone inside the vault since it was created in 1936 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

“We have approximately $200 billion of gold at Fort Knox,” said Mnuchin. “The last time anybody went in to see the gold, other than the Fort Knox people, was in 1974 when there was a congressional visit. And the last time it was counted was actually in 1953.”

Words like “gold stash”, “joke”, and “public imagination” are curious choices of words. 

Inside the vault. (cue best Hillary voice) What, like a pole vault? So you can be sure they will just find the closest rug to sweep this little slip under.

And Mnuchin, well, from the looks of his last tweet, looks like he could care less about the yellow metal:

We need to be on the look-out for any tweets from him or President Trump about gold. I’m quite certain, however, there will only be crickets.

Perhaps some preemptive gold questions via Twitter would be appropriate right about now?

Stack accordingly…

– Half Dollar