MICHIGAN CONGRESSWOMAN RASHIDA TLAIB got into a back and forth with Republican Mark Meadows over Meadows bringing in Lynn Patton during Michael Cohen’s testimony today on Capitol Hill.
Meadows had called out Cohen for saying President Trump is a racist and then presented Lynn Patton who refuted any claim that President Trump is a racist.
Lynn Patton was behind Meadows standing at first and then sitting down behind him. She’s a black woman who has worked within the Trump organization and now with HUD. During the Trump campaign in 2016, she famously read a letter on a video (see below) about how she wanted to set the record straight on people who call Trump a racist.
Tlaib basically turned the hearing into more of a circus than it already was. She claimed Meadows pulled a stunt by bringing in Patton. The left went ballistic claiming Patton was being used as a prop by Meadows.
Patton said the opposite in a tweet about being a guest of Meadows at the hearing. She said she was ‘honored’ to be at the hearing (see below).
“Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them does not mean they aren’t racist..And it is insensitive, and some would even say that the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman, in this chamber, in this committee…here she took a heavy sigh…is alone racist in itself.”
#RashidaTlaib is a disgrace
— Jim Hanson 🇺🇸 (@JimHansonDC) February 27, 2019
SHE’S NO PROP! Patton had tweeted out that she is honored to be the guest of Meadows at the hearing:
I am honored to be the special guest of
@RepMarkMeadows today. I am here in support of @POTUS and in support of the truth, as Michael Cohen (knows that I know) it to be. And the truth is that it doesn’t take you 15 years to call someone a racist. Unless they’re not one.
I am honored to be the special guest of @RepMarkMeadows today. I am here in support of @POTUS and in support of the truth, as Michael Cohen (knows that I know) it to be. And the truth is that it doesn’t take you 15 years to call someone a racist. Unless they’re not one. pic.twitter.com/jPxeYTbTYT
— 🇺🇸 Lynne Patton (@LynnePatton) February 27, 2019
Patton was interviewed after her appearance by Yamiche Alcindor Of PBS and had this to say:
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON LYNN PATTON’S APPEARANCE AT THE COHEN HEARING TODAY:
Surprise guest Lynn Patton stood behind Rep. Mark Meadows to testify that she disagrees with Cohen’s claim that President Trump is a racist:
This was a stunning rebuke of Cohen and you could see just how uncomfortable he was answering the questions from Meadows.
Cohen claimed President Trump is a racist and has said racist things.
Rep.MarkMeadows: What proof do you have to back up your claims?
Michael Cohen: I don’t have any recordings or proof of him saying anything racist
Micheal Cohen: @realDonaldTrump is a racist and has said racist things
Rep. @RepMarkMeadows: What proof do you have to back up your claims ?
— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) February 27, 2019
Lynn Patton spoke out during the campaign about her boss:
The video below is stunning and was made when Patton was fed up with the left trying to paint candidate Trump as a racist. It’s fantastic and worth a listen.
The video the Left will not want America to see…
“Today, I was compelled to sit down and write this letter. Not to anyone in particular, maybe even just for myself. But as a black, female executive at the Trump Organization, I can no longer remain silent about the repeated and reprehensible attempts to align my boss and his family with racist, hate mongering groups, campaigns and messaging. As the daughter of man born in Birmingham, Alabama, who rose against all odds to become one of the most established and respected doctor’s at Yale University, there is no amount to money in the world that could buy my loyalty to a family that subscribed to such intolerant and bigoted ideologies.”
Here is Lynne Patton reading the powerful letter she penned to dispel the lies about Donald J. Trump, as well as his family:
Lynn Patton, Chief of Staff to Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump & Donald Trump Jr. (May 2009 – Present):
Oversee primary assistants for the Trump adult children & all internal operations for the 25th Floor, Trump Tower. Provide personal assistance to Eric F. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump, including calendar, travel, expenses, purchases, event coordination, contact/engagements, as well as home & business responsibilities, in conjunction with two (2) other primary assistants. Handle celebrity talent acquisition/bookings and work in tandem with the Executive Director of The Eric Trump Foundation to oversee all operations, volunteers, events, outreach, vendors & corporate partnerships; Acquire celebrity donations & experiences for The Eric Trump Foundation On-Line Charity Buzz Auction & The Eric Trump Foundation Annual Golf Invitational Live Auction; Responsible for organizing, executing and overseeing all ETF operations, philanthropic events/golf tournaments, social media & websites; Identify and develop viable partnerships and research projects for ETF in conjunction with the ETF Executive Director and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.