Lynne Patton Defends Donald Trump, Trump Family-Commentary!
Summary of eRumor:
A video posted by “black female executive” Lynne Patton tells about the “The Trump Family That I Know” and pushes back on those who claim Donald Trump is racist or bigoted.
We can confirm that Lynne Patton’s video, “The Trump Family That I Know,” is authentic.
Lynne Patton posted the video on YouTube on May 2nd, and within days it had been viewed more than 2 million times. In the video, Patton begins:
Today I was compelled to sit down and write this letter, not to anyone in particular. Maybe even just for myself. But as a black female executive at the Trump organization I can no longer remain silent about the repeated and reprehensible attempts to align my boss and his family with racist hate mongering groups, campaigns, and messaging.
As a daughter of a man born in Birmingham, Alabama, who rose against all odds to become one of the most established and respected doctors at Yale University, there was no amount of money in the world that could buy my loyalty to a family that subscribed to such intolerant and bigoted ideologies.
Lynne Paton goes on to defend Donald Trump against claims of racism or bigotry made by his critics:
To equate racism with my boss’s call for a temporary moratorium on a flawed immigration system that radical Islamic terrorists continue to exploit, or the construction of an impassible wall to protect our borders from the influx of illegal drugs, is not only incendiary, it’s wholly irresponsible and only serves to embolden the very hatred these draconian groups espouse.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Lynne Patton is “Primary Assistant” to Eric Trump, and the Director of the Eric Trump Foundation. On the Eric Trump Foundation website, Patton’s role is described as such:
Lynne Patton is the Director of The Eric Trump Foundation & Assistant to Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump & Donald Trump Jr. Her responsibilities include acquiring ETF's celebrity entertainment, high-end donations and overseeing the planning all major fundraising events for The Eric Trump Foundation.
So, it’s true that Lynn Patton defended Donald Trump in a YouTube video that has gone viral.