The following video has so far gotten more than 170,000 views [update: 2,455,292 views] and it was posted May 2nd. The narrator is Lynne Patton, a black executive who works for the Trumps. She says in the video that she posted this without running it by the Trumps before its publication. Ms. Patton is the daughter of an esteemed doctor at Yale and has had her own battle with the demons of substance abuse.
It’s a moving video, guaranteed to make you cry.
She says on the video that she put it out because she has had enough.
“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,” wrote Patton, director of the Eric Trump Foundation and assistant to Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. She said the video was not part of her employment but was triggered by the reaction Trump has received during his campaign.
“To the skeptics who will undoubtedly claim that I am doing this at the behest of the Trump family or with the promise of reward, I deliberately chose not to seek their approval nor council in advance to this video for fear that there would be more concern for me and its potential viral ramifications than they would be for themselves and the fact that quite simply this is the right thing to do,” said Patton, who posted the video on YouTube and has been flooded with comments on Twiter
“The Trump family that I know is, without question, one of the most generous, compassionate and philanthropic families I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing and the honor to call friends,” she said. “They have been incredibly loyal to me and to the countless dedicated people they employ around the world – hiring more minority and female executives than any other company for which I’ve ever worked.”
Patton defends Trump’s policies for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and the construction of a wall with Mexico.
“To equate racism with my boss’ 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,” she wrote, later criticizing “paid protesters” who target Trump.
It’s an amazing video. When it’s over, you will really like Lynne Patton no matter what you think of Trump. She’s very loyal and appreciative.
h/t Harvey Miller