Patton spoke with Breitbart News on Saturday in advance of Trump's event held in Selma, North Carolina, to show support for Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) who is leading by a wide margin in the GOP Senate primary. Patton is a long-time Trump family adviser and a longtime Trump family aide, and said Trump “remains the undefeated leader” of the GOP and his endorsement provides Budd an edge, because polls suggest he has an advantage of double-digits in the race that both parties believe is “critical” to having a majority in the Senate.
After Trump's endorsement, Budd saw a “huge reversal” in his numbers, Patton said, citing an estimate, 59% of primary voters believe Trump's endorsement increases their likelihood to support the candidate. Patton added that it's “absolutely no surprise” Trump's endorsement is “now the most sought-after thing in politics.” She also cited another poll that showed Budd having a good run against presumed Democrat candidate Cheri Beasley, who was the former the Chief Justice in North Carolina, by 50-43 with registered voters. This rally, she explained, could be the “opportunity for Budd to address his constituents and future voters.”
When asked why it is that a Trump approval is successful, Patton made it clear that Americans are seeing the stark difference between America under Trump in comparison to America under Biden.
“Voters and Americans across the country, including liberals themselves, are missing Trump now more than ever. You know, as we saw in Virginia and Ohio and New Jersey and Texas, American voters are unapologetically America First and family first,” she stated, and added that they are witnessing the changes happening to the country that she described as “just a colossal embarrassment.” Patton cited the soaring rate of inflation, which cost each American an extra $433 each month, as well as rising crime rates, along with increasing illegal immigration.
“And because of this you know, the GOP is at its best midterm election position in over 40 years,” Patton, who was the previous Housing and Urban Development administrator for New York and New Jersey, explained.
“It's no wonder that, you know, the Trump endorsement is alive and well because parents just want to be able to put food on their table, cheap gas in their car, and not have their kids be indoctrinated at school with gender identity and CRT,” she added, and noted that Trump's policy is based on “common sense.”
Trump was a proponent of “common sense policies” such as school choice, robust economy, and affordable energy. She also said his policy “always stands the test of time” and people “realize that.”
“Democrats don't have an agenda that delivers results,” she stated, adding that polls have shown most Americans believe that the country is becoming more divided.
Americans prefer “mean tweets and food on their shelves” instead of the current situation that has “bare shelves” and things costing “twice as much,” she added.
“Democrats just don't have a message and Americans know it. And Donald Trump obviously, his message has always been clear and that's America First,” she continued.
Patton, the “highest ranking black female in the Trump administration during his last year in office,” also discussed the progress made by the GOP is making with minority groups because of Trump.
“Because of Trump's policies that directly benefited minorities under his presidency, you know, nonwhite voters turned out to reelect President Trump in numbers not seen by any presidential incumbent or candidate since Ronald Reagan,” she explained and noted that nearly 1 million Americans had been lifted out of poverty during Trump's presidency, in large part because of Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
“Unfortunately,” she said that more than 25 percent African-Americans and more than 30 percent of Hispanics regret their vote for Biden.
“At our core, our cultures are extremely conservative,” she said using traditional family values, beliefs and the gospel of Jesus Christ and personal accountability.
“These are things the Republican Party has subscribed to for years,” she explained that Trump granted the most money for historically African-American universities and colleges of any president in history.
“I think really what black Americans recognize, and Hispanics too, is that Trump puts them first instead of illegal aliens,” she explained, noting that these are the two groups that are most likely to benefit from the immigration law enforcement.
Patton added some of the things that the media did not mention that Trump did during his presidency.
“Trump made America energy independent for the first time in history,” she stated and added that Trump was able to lower carbon emissions following his departure from the Paris Climate Accord, without spending trillions of dollars. For a more granular view, Patton noted that oil was at $36 for a barrel and is now $150. She also referred to Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that boosted unemployment down to record-low levels. She also stated that Americans should not overlook the fact that Trump created the most powerful southern border in the history of modern times, through not just building the wall physically, but also instilling the immigration laws that “forced immigrants that were trying to come here to stay in Mexico,” which Biden lifted.
Biden, Patton added, has “undone” key policies that Trump implemented which helped make America stronger.