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After Trump Staffer Deemed April Ryan ‘Miss Piggy’ Folks Began Calling for Her Firing

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April Ryan and Lynne Patton traded barbs for days. (Screenshot/ Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A regional head of Housing and Urban Development in the Donald Trump administration has apologized for calling a White House correspondent “Ms. Piggy.” Lynne Patton manages a HUD office overseeing New York and New Jersey and her offending message to April Ryan has led to the public to call for her firing.

In a heated Twitter beef Wednesday, Jan. 24, Patton dismissed Ryan’s concerns over the death threats she’s received because of Trump’s war against media.

“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 tweeted responding to Ryan’s comments on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, Jan. 21.

The back and forth continued through Wednesday, with Ryan, who previously beefed with Omarosa Manigault-Newman, tweeting in part, “You are not revelant [sic] and so desire to be” and the two continued throwing shade at one another. Patton claimed Ryan worked for a bankrupt outlet while Ryan called out Patton’s previous wedding planning experience, including working on Eric Trump’s nuptials.

But it was the tweet comparing Ryan to a Muppett that upped the ante.

“I hear #MissPiggys still on a rampage. Gee, I must’ve struck a nerve, @AprilDRyan,” she tweeted with the hashtag “BankruptBlogger.”

Despite Patton deleting the tweet and apologizing, Twitter users have continued to call for her resignation.




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