Trump employee Lynne Patton calls reporter 'Miss Piggy'

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No one from this Administration contacted me.

Trump Housing official Lynne Patton has apologized to White House correspondent April Ryan after posting a photo of the journalist on Twitter, calling her "Miss Piggy" and a "broke blogger".

"I deleted my last tweet by choice", she wrote in a tweet that was strangely accompanied by a picture of herself.

Ryan responded: "Fake info girl!"

Patton, a former event planner for the Trump family prior to the president's entry into national politics, deleted the comments and used both her personal and HUD Twitter accounts to express remorse. "Piggy." Lynne Patton manages a HUD office overseeing NY and New Jersey and her offending message to April Ryan has led to the public to call for her firing.

The two continued to trade barbs before Patton tweeted, "I hear #MissPiggys still on a rampage".

Ryan said on CNN that news organizations have had "the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local police on speed dial" to handle threats against reporters since Trump began his attacks on journalists and labeling any negative reports on his administration "fake news".

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This caused Patton to tweet that night, "As a conservative Black female who has publicly worked for & supported @realDonaldTrump, I've been getting death threats from fellow minorities on the left for the past 3 years - so welcome to the club". Do you work at HUD or play at it you washed up wedding planner.

'My parents raised me to respect others & I regret my response.

In the end Patton issued a groveling apology and deleted her original tweet. It was beneath me & I apologize to, ' Patton wrote.

Armstrong Williams, another HUD official and Carson's close friend, also apologized on Patton's behalf.

For her part, Ryan tweeted, "You are not relevant and so desire to be".

The final word went to Ryan, the woman who seemingly was wronged. I want to talk with Dr Carson about this when he has time today!

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