The New York Daily News reports:
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.”
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.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 25, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/MOWkRhOLnN
— 🇺🇸 Lynne Patton (@LynnePatton) January 25, 2018