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Lynne Patton Biography
Lynne Patton is an American who in June 2017 was designated by President Donald Trump to head Region II of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversees New York and New Jersey.
Previously she worked as an event planner for the Trump family, including planning the wedding of Eric Trump,and helping to run the Eric Trump Foundation. At the 2016 Republican National Convention Lynne was a speaker .
Lynne Patton Age
Lynne was born in 1973 and grew up in New Haven Connecticut. She is 46 years old as of 2019.
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Lynne grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. She is a daughter of epidemiologist Curtis L. Patton, who was a professor (now emeritus) at Yale University; and her mother was a housekeeper.
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Lynne is paid six figure salary which is not yet revealed.
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Lynne served as a White House liaison and Director of Public Liaison for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development beginning in January 2017 . , Her position raised questions of conflict of interest since the Trump Organization co-owns some properties that receive federal rental subsidies from HUD.
She has served as head of Region II since July 5, 2017 . Lynne has no reported experience with housing policy. Grace Meng who is a Congressional Representatives and Nydia Velázquez, both Democrats from New York, publicly urged the administration to reconsider the appointment.
Lynne called April Ryan, the White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, “Miss Piggy”in January 2018 . However, she later apologized.
She mocked sexual allegations against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh in September 2018. In the same month, Lynne also falsely claimed that CNN host Anderson Cooper had faked a live shot.
Lynne claimed in November 2018 that she would be moving from her New York apartment in Trump Plaza to public housing, saying, “It hit me like a ton of bricks that this is no longer okay,” Lynne said. “It was not okay for me to preside over the largest housing crisis in the nation from the warmth and comfort of my own safe and sanitary apartment while NYCHA residents continue to suffer the most inhumane conditions” and blamed the housing authority for ineptitude and indifference to the conditions “suffered by hard working residents.” On February 11, 2019 she began an announced month-long stay in NYCHA housing .
Mark Meadows who is U.S. Rep.on February 27, 2019 , he presented Lynne at the hearing of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen before the United States House Committee on Oversight and Reform to rebut Cohen’s assertion that President Trump is a “racist.” This prompted a sharp exchange later between Meadows and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who asserted, “The fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman, in this chamber in this committee is alone racist in itself.”
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On her LinkedIn page, Patton also claims affiliation with Yale University, which she did not attend.
Lynne Patton Letter
16 June 2017 ·
I have sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking he remove his completely unqualified appointment to oversee federal housing programs in New York and New Jersey, Lynne Patton. Her previous work experience includes event planning and no connection to housing policy. She will be charged with overseeing the largest public housing program in the country, billions of tax dollars, and the welfare of many of New York’s and New Jersey’s most vulnerable individuals. This is not an episode of the Apprentice.
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Lynne Patton, the surprise Cohen hearing guest, prompts remarkable exchange on racism
February 28, 2019
Lynne Patton, a Trump administration official, was a surprise guest at Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing with Michael Cohen. Her attendance prompted a tense exchange late in the hearing, with a Democratic member saying her presence was a racist act.
Hours before that exchange, Patton sat behind and was introduced by Republican Rep. Mark Meadows during the hearing and stood up when Meadows began his questioning. Meadows presented Patton, an African-American woman, as a refutation of Cohen’s claim that Trump is a “racist.”
Patton is a longtime associate of the Trump family who is now a high-ranking political appointee to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
She was introduced to the family by Cohen, and Patton became ingratiated in Trump’s world. She served as vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation. Patton worked as an event planner for the Trump family and planned Eric Trump’s 2014 wedding.
Patton was among the speakers at the Republican National Convention in 2016 and was a surrogate for the Trump campaign. After the election, Patton began working at HUD, taking over as the regional administrator for the New York and New Jersey HUD office in June 2017. Critics of Patton’s appointment at HUD have pointed to her lack of experience in federal housing policy.
Her tenure at HUD has been marked by her outspoken and controversial personal tweets. Patton called White House correspondent April Ryan “Miss Piggy” on Twitter, for which she later apologized.
She also accused CNN of manufacturing coverage of Hurricane Florence and commented approvingly on an Instagram post mocking an alleged sexual assault victim.
Patton’s appearance Wednesday on Capitol Hill appears to be on her own time.
“Lynne is on leave today and is at the hearing in her personal capacity,” HUD spokesman Raffi Williams told CNN. Patton’s office is based in Manhattan.
In a Twitter post Wednesday morning, Patton stated she was there “in support” of President Trump and the truth.
Asked by CNN why Patton was there, Meadows said “she has information.” But Patton did not speak during the hearing or provide that information.
As the hearing neared its end, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the final Democratic questioner, criticized Meadows for bringing Patton.
“The fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman, in this chamber in this committee is alone racist in itself,” Tlaib said.
Meadows immediately accused Tlaib of breaking decorum and asked for her words to be taken down. After several minutes of discussion with the chairman of the committee, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, of Maryland, Tlaib said she only meant to describe the action as racist, not Meadows himself. Meadows accepted this explanation.
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