HUD Staffer Lynne Patton Apologizes for Calling Reporter April Ryan ‘Miss Piggy’ During Twitter Spat

An event planner who landed a job in the Trump administration apologized Wednesday for calling a White House correspondent “Miss Piggy” during a Twitter spat.

Lynne Patton, who heads a regional Housing and Urban Development office overseeing New York and New Jersey, called April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks “Miss Piggy” in a now-deleted tweet that also included the hashtag “BankruptBlogger.”

An hour later, Patton wrote, “I deleted my last tweet by choice. No one from this Administration contacted me. It was beneath me & I apologize to @AprilDRyan.”

“My parents raised me to respect others & I regret my response. I apologize to them, @SecretaryCarson & the Trump family. They deserved better,” Patton added.

Ryan appeared on CNN and said she and other reporters have received death threats as a result of the President’s attacks on the press.

Patton, who spoke at the Republican National Convention and planned Eric Trump’s wedding before she was appointed to HUD with no prior housing experience, dismissed Ryan’s concerns on Twitter.

“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. @AprilDRyan,” she wrote.

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SOURCE: NY Daily News, Jessica Chia