President Trump’s senior HUD official Lynne Patton, who works for Ben Carson, took to Facebook to put embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar in her place.
Mediaite reported that Patton posted an image on her personal Instagram account over the weekend mocking the torrent of death threats received by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), which apparently skyrocketed after President Donald Trump targeted her in an incendiary tweet.
Trump posted a video that interspersed Omar’s recent comments about 9/11 — which critics said downplayed the seriousness of the tragedy — with graphic video of the attacks. Omar said in a statement days that the president’s tweet led to an increase in death threats against her.
In her Instagram post, Patton said that she herself has been on the receiving end of death threats, and mocked Omar’s caution about her own:
A petition calling for Omar to be impeached from Congress has over 8,000 signatures.
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Lynne Patton, the regional administrator at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration, doesn’t have a whole lot of sympathy for Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who says she is facing a growing number of death threats as a result of President Trump drawing attention to her disrespectful 9/11 remarks.
But then, Patton knows a thing or two about death threats, being a black woman who willingly serves under the president.
Playing on Omar’s own words about the Sept. 11, 20011, attack, which the Muslim lawmaker belittled by describing it as “some people did something,” Patton took to social media to post a spot-on meme that read: “Ilmar Omar is crying she’s receiving death threats. They’re no death threats. There just some people saying something.”
(Spot on in that it perfectly captured the dismissing effects of Omar’s words.)
Patton included the caption: “#WelcomeToTheClub 🤷🏽♀️ We’ve been getting death threats for 3 years now. And for the record, I now get death threats & hate mail SENT TO MY APARTMENT because the mainstream media reported where I live. Never mind just on social media. #SoSorryNotSorry.”