‘I Can No Longer Remain Silent’! Black Female Trump Exec Goes Public With Bombshell
Lynne Patton: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Lynne Patton, 43, was one of the little-known speakers taking the stage at the Republican National Convention.
1. She Narrated a Video Defending the Trump Family Against Accusations of Racism
In May, Patton narrated a YouTube video called “The Trump Family I Know – A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks Out,” in which she defended the Trump family against accusations that Donald Trump is racist. She stressed that the Trump Organization hired “more minority and female executives than any other company for which I’ve worked.”
2. She Helps Plan All of the Eric Trump Foundation’s Fundraising Events & Handles its Social Media Presence
According to her bio on the Eric Trump Foundation website, Patton is responsible for planning all of the Eric Trump Foundation’s fundraising events. She also helps the foundation’s relationship with St. Jude’s Research Hospital as senior assistant to Donald Trump’s three oldest children.
“The Trump family that I know is, without question, one of the most generous, compassionate and philanthropic families I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing and the honor to call friends,” Patton says in the March video. “They have been incredibly loyal to me and to the countless dedicated people they employ around the world – hiring more minority and female executives than any other company for which I’ve ever worked.”
3. Patton Has Alabama Roots & Graduated From the University of Miami
Patton has Alabama ties, as her father was born in Birmingham. Curtis L. Patton, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) at Yale University, AL.com. Patton’s mother is a former prep school foreign language teacher, reports The Daily Mail. She’s an only child.
After growing up in Connecticut, Patton went south for college and graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology. She then went to Quinnipiac University Law School for two years.
4. She Calls Eric ‘The Brother I Never Had’
Patton declined to do TV interviews, but after her video testimonial went viral, she did grant the Daily Mail an interview. In it, she says that she has become like a member of the Trump family and has grown very close to Eric and his wife, Lara. In fact, her social media profile pictures have her and Lara smiling together.
“They’ve all become like family members to me – Eric in particular. He is truly the brother I never had and Lara, his wife, has become one of my best friends,” Patton said. “We all go out to dinner together outside of the office and travel together outside the office. It’s just as natural as any other friendships I have.”
5. She Says Thousands of African Americans are at RNC to Support Donald Trump
In response to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll that showed Trump had zero percent support from African Americans in Ohio, Patton posted a picture of herself with Dr. Ben Carson. “Don’t tell me Black support for @realDonaldTrump is 0%! They’re 1000’s of us at the #RNC who set the #StatusQuo,” she wrote.