Lynne Patton Biography
Lynne Patton is an American event planner 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 47 years old.
Lynne Patton Family
Lynne grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. She is the daughter of epidemiologist Curtis L. Patton, who was a professor (now emeritus) at Yale University; and her mother was a housekeeper.
Lynne Patton Salary
Lynne is paid a six-figure salary which is not yet revealed.
Lynne Patton Trump Organization
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, 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.”
Lynne Patton Yale
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.