Trump household good friend Lynne Patton appeared on “Fox & Buddies” Thursday morning, saying she was “fired up” about her look Wednesday at Michael Cohen’s listening to, the place she was accused of being “a prop” by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
“What I’d wish to ask the congresswoman from Michigan is… Why does she take the phrase of self-confessed perjurer and a criminally convicted white man over a black feminine who is extremely educated?” Patton, who’s African-American, mentioned. “That might be my query, that’s extra racist.”
On the listening to, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., touted Patton as proof that President Trump was not racist, an accusation Cohen made throughout his testimony.
Tlaib, in response to Patton’s look on the listening to, advised Meadows that the act of utilizing Patton for instance that Trump was not racist was itself a “racist act,” which Meadows denied.
“To point that I requested somebody who’s a private good friend of the Trump household, who has labored for him, who is aware of this explicit particular person, that she’s coming in to be a prop? It’s racist to counsel that I ask her to return in right here for that motive,” Meadows mentioned on the listening to.
Home Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., made Tlaib make clear her remarks, defending Meadows as certainly one of his “greatest pals.”
“I might see and really feel your ache,” Cummings advised a visibly emotional Meadows.
Patton, who works as regional administrator on the Division of Housing and City Growth, known as any accusations that Meadows is racist “laughable” and defended President Trump in opposition to the racism accusations on “Fox & Buddies.”
“I used to be not there to symbolize a whole race of individuals,” Patton mentioned.
“I used to be there to symbolize one man,” Patton mentioned earlier than itemizing quite a few examples of Trump’s insurance policies that have been positively impacting African-American and Hispanics.