Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, is remorseful for her infamous Instagram post in which she bragged about her wealth.
"I want to say I concede completely to the comments of my critics," Linton told Washington Life magazine in an interview published Tuesday.
"I don't feel like a victim. I feel like the world gave me a good, hard wake-up call and I'm OK with that," she added, calling the post "indefensible" and "condescending."
Linton, an actress, faced backlash last month after she posted a photo on Instagram showing her exiting a government plane during a trip to Kentucky with her husband.
She included hashtags for the designer labels she was wearing in the photo.
When Instagram user Jenni Miller responded to the post by calling Linton "deplorable," the actress fired back.
"Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?" Linton wrote back.
Linton called Miller "adorably out of touch."
Linton now says she does not feel "any self-pity for the backlash I experienced."
"It's clear that I was the one who was truly out of touch and my response was reactionary and condescending," Linton said.
"I had no place to talk about sacrifice when there are millions of men and women making real sacrifices for this country every day. My husband is very fortunate to be part of the government. It is a great honor and privilege and in no way is his work, or my part in this, any kind of sacrifice."