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Lynne Patton says Rep. Rashida Tlaib sounds more racist than Trump

Lynne Patton wants everyone to know that she is not a "prop" and President Trump is not a "racist."

The longtime Trump insider and current official for the Department of Housing and Urban Development appeared on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning to defend herself and the president after Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) called out Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) for using Patton as an example of how Trump could not be racist during Michael Cohen's testimony on Wednesday.

"The president does not see color, race, creed, religion. What he sees is success and failure," Patton said. “So to me that is what makes people uncomfortable. He doesn’t care what people think and he will tell it like it is.”

The HUD official went on to address Tlaib directly, questioning why she would seriously consider the words of "a self-confessed perjurer, criminally convicted white man over a black female who is highly educated." She explained to the hosts of Fox & Friends that Tlaib believing Cohen seems "more racist than being put up there as a 'prop.'" Watch the full video below. Amari Pollard