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Trump chooses an inexperienced event planner to run N.Y. federal housing programs

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Lynne Patton (shown at 2016 Republican Convention) can boast of arranging Trump golf tourneys and Eric and Lara Trump’s wedding — along with an unearned law degree — but not housing experience for HUD gig. (J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)

Lynne Patton (shown at 2016 Republican Convention) can boast of arranging Trump golf tourneys and Eric and Lara Trump’s wedding — along with an unearned law degree — but not housing experience for HUD gig. (J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)

She’s planned competitions at Trump golf courses, filled in as the liaison to the Trump family amid his presidential crusade, and even organized Eric Trump’s wedding.

Presently, President Trump has selected long-term event planner Lynne Patton — who has zero housing background and claims a law degree the school says she never earned — to run the office that manages government housing programs in New York.

Patton was selected Wednesday to head up the U.S. Branch of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey, where she’ll manage circulation of billions of citizen dollars.

Patton’s tight association with the Trump clan goes back to 2009, when she started filling in as the family’s event planner.

“Responsible for organizing, executing and assisting with upscale events and celebrity golf tournaments,” her LinkedIn profile says. “Handle celebrity talent acquisition for various marketing projects, philanthropic events and golf tournaments.”

She additionally put on her LinkedIn page a juris doctorate degree in 2000 from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut.

On Thursday school registrar Jim Benson said Patton had gone to the university for two semesters but did not graduate.

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