Lynne Patton was designated by President Trump to manage the Department of Housing and Urban Development back in 2017.
Patton specifically heads what is known as Region II –which oversees New York and New Jersey. The top Trump administrator also made a surprise appearance during the House Oversight Committee hearing of Michael Cohen and said his claims are unsubstantiated.
Truth is Patton and Cohen go way back in time. According to Patton herself it was through Cohen that she met Donald Trump and the entire Trump family –which subsequently resulted in her top role. In the same post on Instagram, she also refers to Cohen as one of her very best friends. She calls his fall from grace as ‘sad.’ Going deeper in her feed, it’s safe to say, Lynne Patton is close to the Trump clan; in a post she wishes Eric Trump a happy birthday calling him her ‘brother from another mother.’ Patton is clearly a Trump supporter. She began working with the family around 2009.
Prior to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, she helped run the Eric Trump Foundation –where she was named vice-president. She was also involved in casting the 2012 and 2014 seasons of The Celebrity Apprentice. She also served as an event planner for the family planning Eric Trump’s 2014 wedding.
As a regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Lynne has been spotlighting the woes of residents of New York City’s public housing agency by living with residents at four different projects.
Lynne Martine Patton who is in her 40’s is the daughter of Curtis Patton –a Birmingham native and epidemiologist who taught at Yale. The family spent time living oversees in Nairobi, Kenya.
Lynne attended the University of Miami and holds a B.A. in English Literature. She also the Quinnipiac University School of Law but did not graduate.
Find her on Instagram here.