Housing and Urban Development (HUD) official Lynne Patton allegedly looked for endorsement before the end of last year from government ethics authorities to withdraw from nonappearance and film a reality TV show concentrated on black Republicans, including noticeable Trump supporters.
In an October update announced by The Washington Post on Friday, Patton asked for guidance from HUD authorities on whether she could have a two-month unpaid time away so as to movie a “docuseries” about black Republican ladies, and addressed who might probably cover her travel costs encompassing participation at President Trump’s revitalizes under ethical rules.
In any case, Patton’s ask for was denied on ethical grounds, the Post announced, refering to two unidentified sources at HUD.
Patton, a long-lasting partner of Trump — who himself helmed an effective reality TV show at NBC for a considerable length of time — questioned the authorities’ portrayal of occasions, telling the newspaper that she in the long run declined to seek after the chance.
“I love my job. My sole priority are the residents of New York and New Jersey, especially the residents of NYCHA,” Patton told the Post. “This is not about money. I could make 10 times the amount writing a book about a fraction of what I know. This is about me honoring my commitment to the American people. If the producers are truly interested, they’ll figure out a way to make it work without me having to compromise my own principled mission.”
She included that the show was pitched to her as a comparable dare to Showtime’s “The Circus,” which pursues newsmakers and recent events, and not as a “table-flipping” reality spectacle.
A representative for Truly Original, the creation organization behind the endeavor, told the Post that the show was proposed as “a deep look into a faction of African Americans who happen to be Republican — their point of view and why they chose to take a position that is not typically the majority position politically.”
Patton garnered broad attention on Wednesday in the wake of showing up at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing as a show of help for the president as his previous long-lasting attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen affirmed against his onetime manager, giving him a role as a “racist” and “con man.”
“Michael Cohen knows I know the truth and the truth is that it doesn’t take 15 years to realize somebody is a racist, unless of course, they are not,” Patton, who is black, told Hill.TV on Wednesday subsequent to showing up at the hearing.
Her appearance turned into the subject of controversy after Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) contended that Rep. Imprint Meadows (R-N.C.) had conveyed her to use as a “prop” in help of the president, which Tlaib had called a “racist act.”
Patton later pushed back on Tlaib’s remarks.