Trump affiliate Lynne Patton defended President Trump in an interview on Wednesday after her look in the course of 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 lawyer 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 a manner that she would work for a person who was racist,” Meadows advised Cohen.
In a while within the listening to, freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., accused Meadows of utilizing a black lady “as a prop.”
Meadows blasted Tlaib’s cost. “My nieces and nephews are individuals of colour. Not many individuals know that,” he mentioned. “And, to point that I requested somebody who’s a private pal 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 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 help 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 any individual is a racist, until 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 decreased sentence.”
Cohen was sentenced to a few years in jail for offenses together with tax fraud and mendacity to Congress.