Tenants who were featured in a Republican National Convention (RNC) segment on public housing say they had no idea their interview with a federal housing official would be used to support President Trump, The New York Times reports.
“I am not a Trump supporter,” said one of the tenants, Claudia Perez. “I am not a supporter of his racist policies on immigration. I am a first-generation Honduran. It was my people he was sending back.”
Another tenant, Carmen Quiñones, said she was upset her words were twisted to support President Trump, and that when Patton reached out to her about assembling tenants for the video it was not clear it was for the Republican Party. She said she is a lifelong Democrat who plans to vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November, and marched on Friday at the Get Your Knee Off Our Necks rally.