Trump affiliate Lynne Patton defended President Trump in an interview on Wednesday after her look throughout the explosive Michael Cohen listening to on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., had invited Patton, a Housing and City Improvement (HUD) official, as a visitor on the Home Oversight Committee listening to, to counter former Trump legal professional Michael Cohen’s declare that Trump was a “racist.”
“She says that as a daughter of a person born in Birmingham, Alabama, that there isn’t any means that she would work for a person who was racist,” Meadows instructed Cohen.
In a while within the listening to, freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., accused Meadows of utilizing a black girl “as a prop.”
Meadows blasted Tlaib’s cost. “My nieces and nephews are folks of shade. Not many individuals know that,” he mentioned. “And, 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 specific particular person, that she’s coming in to be a prop? It’s racist to recommend that I ask her to return in right here for that cause.”
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Throughout an interview with The Hill, Patton provided assist for Trump.
“I’ve identified Michael Cohen for 10-plus years. I’ve identified the president for most likely the identical period of time. Michael Cohen is aware of I do know the reality and the reality is, is that it doesn’t take 15 years to appreciate anyone is a racist, except after all, they don’t seem to be,” Patton mentioned.
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She went on to say that she believed that Cohen was testifying on Capitol Hill this week to “get a diminished sentence.”
Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in jail for offenses together with tax fraud and mendacity to Congress.