No experience? No problem! The Trumps reward loyalty above all else. Like a king doling out titles and land to loyalists, the U.S. is now Trump’s own personal fiefdom. He’s proved it once again by announcing he’s selected Lynne Patton for a key role at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:
Patton was appointed Wednesday to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey, where she’ll oversee distribution of billions of taxpayer dollars.
What makes her qualified for a job overseeing billions of taxpayer dollars? She coordinated Eric Trump’s wedding and ‘celebrity’ golf tournaments.
“Responsible for organizing, executing and assisting with upscale events and celebrity golf tournaments,” her LinkedIn profile says. “Handle celebrity talent acquisition for various marketing projects, philanthropic events and golf tournaments.”
From 2011 through January, she also helped run the Eric Trump Foundation, a charity that’s now under investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Her LinkedIn page also contains questionable details:
She also claims on her LinkedIn page to have obtained a juris doctorate degree in 2000 from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut. Next to the J.D. notation is written (N/A) without explanation.
Like her boss, she took to Twitter to offer an explanation:
If you didn’t get a law degree, maybe you don’t list it on your resume? It wasn’t the only fuzzy area of her resume.
She also listed Yale University but HUD officials couldn’t explain why that was there
Her Twitter feed is an endless stream of Trump praise and attacks on those who are critical of the Trump family, which seems to be her main qualification for overseeing $17 billion in housing funds.