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Fri Jun 16, 2017, 01:45 PM

 

Feds appear to backtrack on Trump event planners appointment as head of housing in New York

Source: New York Daily News

eds appear to backtrack on Trump event plannerís appointment as head of housing in New York

Federal housing officials appear to be backing away from the appointment of a Trump family wedding planner to run the office that oversees federal housing in New York.

On Thursday two federal officials had confirmed to the Daily News a start date of July 5 for Lynne Patton as the new administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Developmentís Region II office.

Late Thursday Patton did not dispute the appointment when she tweeted out what appears to be a clarification of her resume.

But on Friday HUD spokesman Jereon Brown said "The position is vacant. Thereís been no official announcement."

The about face came following a wave of outrage that emerged about the appointment of Patton, who has zero housing experience, to run an office that distributes billions of taxpayer dollars to public housing authorities in New York and New Jersey, including the nationís biggest, NYCHA.

Early Friday Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) fired off a letter to President Trump demanding he withdraw the appointment.

eds appear to backtrack on Trump event plannerís appointment as head of housing in New York

Federal housing officials appear to be backing away from the appointment of a Trump family wedding planner to run the office that oversees federal housing in New York.

On Thursday two federal officials had confirmed to the Daily News a start date of July 5 for Lynne Patton as the new administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Developmentís Region II office.

Late Thursday Patton did not dispute the appointment when she tweeted out what appears to be a clarification of her resume.

But on Friday HUD spokesman Jereon Brown said "The position is vacant. Thereís been no official announcement."

The about face came following a wave of outrage that emerged about the appointment of Patton, who has zero housing experience, to run an office that distributes billions of taxpayer dollars to public housing authorities in New York and New Jersey, including the nationís biggest, NYCHA.

Early Friday Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) fired off a letter to President Trump demanding he withdraw the appointment.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/feds-back-trump-event-planner-new-york-housing-head-article-1.3253285

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Reply Feds appear to backtrack on Trump event planners appointment as head of housing in New York (Original post)
Madam45for2923 Jun 2017 OP
broadcaster90210 Jun 2017 #1
Gothmog Jun 2017 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #3
tanyev Jun 2017 #4
brush Jun 2017 #5
Madam45for2923 Jun 2017 #6
tblue37 Jun 2017 #7

Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 01:48 PM

1. The replacement ...

... they'll just replace her with his fave fast food worker. Nothing at all against fast food workers mind you but ... yeah.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 02:13 PM

2. Does this mean that it is possible to shame the trumpies?

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 03:05 PM

3. It's not "the Feds". It is the Republican Trump White House that is backtracking. Again. . nt

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 04:30 PM

4. But she has such exquisite taste in color palettes and centerpieces.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:54 AM

5. Hmmmmm...wonder why trump would appoint a wedding planner with no housing...

experience to head an agency that distributes billions of dollars?

Just a wild guess: The thinking probably was that because of her trump family connection she would be malleable in finding ways for some of those billions of dollars to end up in trump pockets.

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:21 AM

6. Good insight! I share your Hmmmmm...!!!

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:24 PM

7. Remember Harriet Meiers? nt

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