President Trump taps inexperienced woman who planned his son's wedding to run housing programs

President Donald Trump appointed a family loyalist, who once coordinated his son Eric Trump's wedding, to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's New York branch.

Lynne Patton has long been a staunch supporter and ally of Trump. Having worked with the family since 2009, Patton has arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, worked as liaison to the family prior to his 2016 presidential victory and arranged his one of his son's biggest days.

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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Lynne Patton, Vice President of the Eric Trump Foundation, delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Vice President of The Eric Trump Foundation, Lynne Patton, speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Lynne Patton, Vice President of the Eric Trump Foundation, delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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And, as of Wednesday, Patton will be in charge of distributing billions of taxpayer dollars across Region II of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which includes New York and New Jersey.

Upon her newfound assignment, the NY Daily News raised questions about Patton's "inexperience" and close ties with the Trump family. Patton's resume on her LinkedIn profile states she obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut in 2000.

According to the outlet, the school's registrar spokesman, Jim Benson, said Patton didn't graduate with the degree and only attended the institution for two semesters.

Patton claims she never lied about the degree in response to a post about her misleading profile via Twitter Friday morning because she clarified "N/A" next to the degree.

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Patton also listed Yale University on her profile but did not specify the years she attended the institution, nor her field of study as she had done with Quinnipiac.

Trump's pick for the new head of the largest HUD regional office in the country is slated to start her post in July.

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