Lynne Patton, Head of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), reportedly asked late last year for approval of federal ethics officials to take a leave and film a reality show centered on black Republicans, including the important supporters of Trump.
In a memo published in October by the Washington Post on Friday, Patton asked HUD officials if she could get a two-month unpaid leave to film "docuseries" about black Republican women, and asked who would be able to to do. to cover his travel expenses surrounding the participation in President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem representative: "I look forward to Hannity's testimony, Julian Castro says that his brother is weighing all his weight." Biden: Trump has "done the right thing away from the North Korean deal.Gatherings under ethical guidelines.
But Patton's request was rejected for ethical reasons, the Post reported, citing two unidentified sources to HUD.
Patton, Trump's longtime ally – who himself ran a successful NBC reality show for years – challenged the way in which officials described the events, saying in the newspaper that she had finally refused to seize this opportunity.
"I love my job." My only priority is the people of New York and New Jersey, especially those from NYCHA, "Patton told the Post." This is not a question of anyone. " I could earn 10 times the amount of writing a book on a fraction of what I know.This is for me to honor my commitment to the American people.If the producers are really interested, they will find a way to make it work without compromising my own principled mission. "
She added that the show had been presented to her as a similar company to Showtime's "The Circus", which follows reporters and the news, and not as a reality show "on the back". .
A spokeswoman for Truly Original, the production company behind this venture, told the post that the show was designed as an "in-depth look at a faction of African-Americans." Republicans by chance – their point of view and the reason they chose to take a stand – it's not typically the political majority position. "
Patton attracted a lot of attention on Wednesday after appearing at a House Reform and Oversight Committee hearing, expressing his support for the President. His former long-time lawyer and repairman, Michael Cohen, testified against his former boss, calling him a "racist". crook. "
"Michael Cohen knows that I know the truth and the truth is that it does not take 15 years to realize that someone is racist, unless it is not," Patton said. who is black at Hill.TV on Wednesday after his appearance at the hearing.
Her appearance was controversial after the representative. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibMeadows about "birther" in 2012: "There is no racial bone in my body" Meadows, Tlaib squeezes it after a fierce exchange on racism A Black Trump official asks why Tlaib has confidence in a highly educated "white man convicted" PLUS (D-Mich.) Argued that Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall Meadows Michael Cohen's perjury problem: Witnesses refute testimony of not wanting White House work in Meadows about "Birther" in 2012 (CN.) Had used it as an "accessory" to support the president, which Tlaib called a "racist act".
Patton later rejected Tlaib's comments.