"This is not about money," Patton wrote in her online post. "I could make 10 times the amount writing a book about a fraction of what I know. This is about me honoring my commitment to the American people. If producers are truly interested, they’ll figure out a way to make it work without me having to compromise my own principled mission.”
She added the hashtag: #ComingSoonToNetflixOrBravo
Patton is a longtime Trump supporter who is widely known for seeking publicity. She recently invited reporters and photographers to follow her stay in public housing projects in New York to draw attention to what she said were deplorable conditions.
"She says that as a daughter of a man born in Birmingham, Alabama, that there is no way that she would work for an individual who was racist," said Meadows.
According to the Post, Patton asked in her October 2018 memo whether she would be permitted to attend Trump 2020 campaign rallies and who would be allowed to cover her travel expenses.
Patton also asked whether she would be permitted to have dinner with HUD Secretary Ben Carson, members of the Trump family or high-ranking officials like White House counselor Kellyanne Conway as part of the show.
The show would center on a group of "powerful black women," the Post reported.
In her statement Friday, Patton said she was first approached in December 2016 to appear in a documentary-style series similar to Showtime's "The Circus." But she turned it down, she said, "because my priority was serving the American people at the request of the President-Elect." She said two years later the same production company "implored me to reconsider," prompting her to seek ethics guidance from HUD.
HUD has not publicly released the memo.