Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Blocks Release of Video of Him Getting Heckled at UCLA

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin speaks during a White House press briefing on Feb. 23, 2018. (Credit: Olivier Douliery / AFP / Getty Images)

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin speaks during a White House press briefing on Feb. 23, 2018. (Credit: Olivier Douliery / AFP / Getty Images)

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin has blocked the release of a video that shows him being heckled at UCLA, causing the initially little-noticed incident to go viral.

Mnuchin was being interviewed by Kai Ryssdal, host of the public radio show “Marketplace,” which focuses on news about business and the economy. About 400 people attended the free event Monday at the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Korn Convocation Hall, said Peggy McInerny, a university spokeswoman.

Mnuchin’s appearance was arranged under the auspices of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, which had an agreement with the Treasury Department that video would be posted on the center’s website. But department officials “subsequently withdrew the consent,” said McInerny.

“To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time we have been asked not to post a video of an event,” she said.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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