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Trump handover U.S. housing programme to son’s wedding planner

Donald Trump has put his son’s wedding planner in charge of running a multi-billion dollar housing programme.

Lynne Patton has been part of Trump’s inner circle for at least eight years. She has worked with the President’s son as Vice President of the Eric Trump Foundation. But the charity is currently embroiled in a fraud investigation over claims $100,000 of child cancer research donations were funnelled back into the Trump Organisation. Forbes claimed the Foundation had charged $1.2million for fundraising golf events even though the charity used Trump’s golf courses for free.

Ms Patton was also a senior adviser on Trump’s campaign and organised Eric’s wedding in 2014 to Lara Yunaska. But she will not be in charge of the biggest federal housing budget in the U.S., responsible for deciding where billions of dollars goes across the state of New York. One of few black women to work for Trump, Ms Patton claimed she is “proof Donald Trump isn’t a bigot.”


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