Lynne Patton has no experience with housing policy, claims to have a law degree from a university that says she dropped out after two semesters, claims an affiliation with Yale that no one can explain, and is implicated in the Eric Trump charity scam that directed cash earmarked for children's cancer research into the Trump Organization's pockets — and as of July 5, she'll oversee billions in spending in the New York housing authorities. On the plus side, she reportedly did a great job as Eric Trump's wedding-planner.
She also did a lot of event planning for those troublesome, scandal-haunted "charity" golf tournaments.
Patton is one of the handful of African Americans within Trump's inner circle and a passionate Trump promoter. Last year she made a video entitled "I'm proof Donald Trump isn't a bigot."
Trump first placed her as a White House liaison at HUD in February. While there, she's fired off multiple flamethrowing tweets for him and his family.
Trump chooses family event planner to run N.Y. housing programs
[Greg B Smith/New York Daily News]