Skip to comments.Meet the Woman Rashida Tlaib Called a ‘Prop’
Posted on 04/01/2019 5:22:54 PM PDT by SJackson
A recovering addict, Lynne Patton advised Trumps campaign on minority outreach and now works at HUD calling attention to appalling public-housing conditions.
When Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee last month, the most dramatic moment was a sideshow in which the protagonistLynne Patton, a supporter of President Trumpremained silent. As Republican Rep. Mark Meadows challenged Mr. Cohens claims that Mr. Trump is a racist, Ms. Patton, who is black, rose and eyed the witness with a disappointed glare.
That prompted a diatribe from Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib: Just because someone has a person of color, a black person, working for them, does not mean they arent racist, the Michigan freshman asserted. Some would even say . . . the fact that someone would actually use a propa black womanin this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself.
Over breakfast at a Manhattan diner, Ms. Patton says: The biggest racism to me is the ideology that, again, black people cant be independent thinkers, that they cant vote for a party other than the Democratic Party. She accuses Democrats of fabricating racism where it doesnt exist.
The 46-year-old Ms. Patton is a former cocaine addict who worked for the Trump Organization and got clean with the help of Donald Trump and his children, especially his son Eric. She joined the 2016 campaign as senior adviser for minority outreach. In 2017 Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson named her regional administrator for New York and New Jersey. In that position, she has waged a social-media campaign to highlight appalling conditions in New York Citys public housing. A stickler for the Hatch Act and other ethics guidelines, she insists on separate interviews to discuss her HUD work andoff the clockher political views.
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Walks the talk.
I think Trump is going to do very well in 2020.
I’m not saying blacks will vote even 30 percent for him.
But last time out black men only gave hillary 78 percent.
I know. “only”. But that was a big help in some places.
I bet Trump could get 30 percent of the black MALE vote.
Black women still went for hillary 96 percent. SMH
Democrats think black people are props.
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