You know it’s bad when the king of buffoonery is advising you to not go that deep into the sunken place. The deplorable secretary of HUD Ben Carson warned Lynne Patton, Eric Trump‘s former party planner, to not attend Michael Cohen‘s congressional hearing.
“I knew she was going to appear, knew she wanted to do that,” Carson told Austin Statesman reporter Asher Price. “I left that to her discretion. I mentioned to her a lot of people would have negative things to say about the things she said. I wanted to make sure she understood that.”
He continued, “I didn’t really watch it. I was too busy. But I did hear about it.”
But, of course, Carson still found a way to stand by Trump when asked how he felt that many people said Patton was a prop.
“I was much more concerned about the fact someone who has questionable reliability, suddenly has become a beacon of all that’s true. I just found that kind of a farce, the whole thing,” he said.
In case you missed it, Cohen said that Trump was “a racist.” Therefore, Republican Rep. Mark Meadows babbled, “Lynne Patton says she would not work for a man who is racist… She disagrees with you. She says as a daughter of a man born in Birmingham, Alabama, that there is no way that she would work for an individual who was a racist.” Meadows, who somehow seems to believe Patton represents all African-Americans, asked, “How do you reconcile the two of those?”
As Patton stood silently behind Meadows, willingly debasing herself even more than she already has as part of the Trump administration, Cohen said, “Ask Ms. Patton how many Black people are executives at the Trump Organization? The answer is zero.”
During Cohen’s opening remarks he said about Trump, “He is a racist. The country has seen Mr. Trump court white supremacists and bigots. You have heard him call poorer countries ‘shitholes.’ In private, he is even worse. He once asked me if I could name a country run by a black person that wasn’t a ‘shithole.’ This was when Barack Obama was President of the United States.”
He continued, “While we were once driving through a struggling neighborhood in Chicago, he commented that only Black people could live that way. And, he told me that Black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid.”
Patton later defended herself on Fox News by saying, “I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. The president does not see color, race, creed, religion. What he sees is success and failure. Trump has time and time again done so much for the Black community and I’m proud to be a part of it.”