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Trump HUD Official Deletes Tweet Calling April Ryan ‘Miss Piggy’

A top HUD official deleted and apologized for a tweet Wednesday in which she referred to prominent White House correspondent April Ryan as “Miss Piggy.”

In the tweet, Lynne Patton — a Trump-administration appointee who leads a HUD regional office — wrote “I hear #MissPiggys still on a rampage. Gee, I must have struck a nerve @AprilDRyan! #BankruptBlogger”

Patton subsequently apologized for the remark.

Ryan — the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and a political analyst for CNN — responded on Twitter to an apology phone call said to be placed by HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

[images via screengrab, deleted Tweet screengrab via Justin Baragona]

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