Trump’s HUD Gives Safe Harbor to Racist CFPB Official Eric Blankenstein

See Politico, June 19: ‘HUD hires former official at center of racial scandal’ . Reaction from Derek Martin, director of consumer watchdog group Allied Progress:

“It was bad enough the Trump CFPB kept Mr. Blankenstein employed for months after his racist writings came to light, ironically to oversee their anti-discrimination efforts. But what’s the Trump HUD’s excuse for hiring him after knowing full well what kind of character they were dealing with?  What a message this sends: racism won’t just be tolerated in this administration, it’ll lead to more opportunities.”



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