Melania Trump’s speechwriter, Meredith McIver, has come forward and ‘fessed up to making ‘mistakes’ in her RNC speech (like plagiarizing). Is she getting fired? Click through to read Meredith’s shocking statement!
Meredith McIver, a speechwriter at the Trump Organization, released a statement on July 20, saying that she worked with Melania Trump on her now infamous RNC speech. And yes, some passages were lifted from Michelle Obama‘s 2008 campaign speech, word-for-word.
Meredith says that while working on the speech for the Republican National Convention, she and Melania discussed the people who inspired her, as well as the messages she wanted to convey. Someone Melania brought up during the study sesh was Michelle Obama, and we know how well that turned out.
“Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech. I did not check Mrs. Obama’s speeches. This was my mistake,” Meredith said.
But is she getting fired for the massive mistake? You would think so, but surprisingly, the now-official GOP nominee, Donald Trump, 70, is perfectly okay with how things happened. Meredith said that she offered to resign from the Trump Organization on July 19, but Trump rejected any notion of that. “Mr. Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences.”
If only Meredith’s statement had been released on the morning after Melania’s speech; then we wouldn’t have had to hear dozens of angry, bizarre defenses about what happened with Melania’s speech. Like how this situation was Hillary Clinton‘s fault. Or that Melania was just using “common words,” and not Michelle’s own. Or, that this has something to do with My Little Pony!
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