Tenants Say They Weren't Told Interviews Were For RNC Video, Are Anti-Trump

Written by on August 28, 2020

Three New York Metropolis tenants who have been featured in a video on the Republican Nationwide Conference this week mentioned they’d no thought their interviews can be used for that objective — and none of them help President Donald Trump. 

Lynne Patton — the Trump-appointed head of the Division of Housing and City Improvement area that features New York — interviewed residents on video about situations of their buildings. Three of these residents mentioned they didn’t know their interviews have been for the RNC, reported The New York Occasions

“I’m not a Trump supporter,” Claudia Perez, one of many tenants in the video, advised the Occasions. The clip, which aired Thursday, criticized New York Mayor Invoice de Blasio, Trump’s longtime goal. 

“I’m not a supporter of his racist insurance policies on immigration,” she added. “I’m a first-generation Honduran. It was my folks he was sending again.” 

It’s value noting that underneath the Hatch Act, federal officers, similar to Patton, are barred from utilizing their taxpayer-funded positions for political actions. 

HUD didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s request for remark. Patton despatched an announcement to the Occasions saying she didn’t mislead the tenants, who knew interviews would play on the conference, and that the video handed muster with the White Home over Hatch Act issues. 

Equally, two of the immigrants featured in an RNC video on Tuesday exhibiting a naturalization ceremony on the White Home advised The Wall Avenue Journal that they didn’t know the footage can be proven on the conference. On this case, the 2 ladies — Sudha Narayanan, who’s from India, and Neimat Awadelseid, from Sudan — mentioned they didn’t thoughts having it featured on the occasion. 

In one other controversial look on the RNC, Ann Dorn spoke on Thursday in regards to the demise of her husband, retired police officer David Dorn, who was killed throughout anti-racism protests in St. Louis in June. However David Dorn’s daughters had opposed her talking of their father, a Black man who was a Democrat and didn’t help Trump. They mentioned they didn’t need her to “politicize our father’s demise for Trump’s agenda.”

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