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Before he presided over massive tax cuts for the wealthy and avoided sanctioning Russia for trying to sway the U.S. election, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was a Hollywood producer. Being a Los Angeles resident, Mnuchin possibly thought he'd receive a relatively warm welcome at the University of California, Los Angeles during a Monday speech on the administration's financial policies.
He did not.
Minority students slammed him during the speech, interrupting him loudly, with some students being dragged away by police.
"Attacking people who are in poverty!," screamed a young woman. "Taking away health care! Taking away social security! When black and brown people won't have anything to eat! And what is this money going to go to? To the military, to create more nuclear weapons!"
Watch below, via tweets by UCLA student Jacob Woocher and MSNBC contributor Scott Dworkin that were shared on Raw Story. The anti-fascist and pro-communism students involved in the disruption also shared video of the confrontation, shown below.
\u201cSteve Mnuchin being called on his plutocratic BS at UCLA. Enemy of the people! Foreclosed on 36,000 people and helped pass the biggest corporate tax cut in history\u201d— Jacob Woocher (@Jacob Woocher) 1519693598
\u201cHere\u2019s video of Steven Mnuchin getting heckled. He begged UCLA to not release any video. I guess he didn\u2019t see the other cameras in the room. #FireMnuchin\u201d— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1519869084
\u201cHeres the video Mnuchin doesn't want you to see @RefuseFascismLA & @RevClubUCLA calling him out at UCLA\n\nWhy are they saying its a FASCIST regime? Why are they calling pple into the streets? For answers, watch this indepth & urgent analysis from BobAvakian https://t.co/AyQqDVHo6X\u201d— The Revcoms (@The Revcoms) 1519925946
After the event, Mnuchin reportedly refused to allow UCLA to post video of his speech.