Meredith McIver confessed on July 19 that she’s Melania Trump’s plagiarizing RNC speechwriter, who lifted passages from Michelle Obama’s 2008 address! Not good! Find out more about the woman who just fell on her sword for the Trump family!
1. She’s a former ballerina
The New York Times described Meredith McIver as a “former ballerina and english major.” There’s no information on if she danced professionally, or where.
2. She’s ghostwritten several of Trump’s books
There’s a big reason why Meredith got called in to help Melania Trump. She’s ghostwritten many of Donald Trump‘s most popular books: Think Like a Champion, Trump: Think Like a Billionaire, Trump: How To Get Rich, Trump 101: The Way to Success, and Trump: Never Give Up
3. She plagiarized Michelle Obama by “mistake.”
It happens, apparently! In her statement confessing to plagiarizing the now-infamous RNC speech, Meredith said that Melania presented her with quotes from speeches she admired, and she jotted down a few from Michelle Obama. Unfortunately, she forgot to do check over the speech before sending in the final draft, and included a lot of those passages word-for-word. Whoops.
4. She offered to resign from the Trump organization
After Melania’s speech, Meredith told Trump that she would resign from his campaign and company because of the massive error, but he rejected her offer. He said she made an innocent mistake, and said he wanted her to stay.
5. She’s friends with Melania Trump
Meredith doesn’t just work for the Trump Organization; she’s one of Melania’s trusted friends. That’s why Melania came to her with help reworking her speech and making it better. Sadly, that didn’t go so well!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Meredith admitted to copying the first lady’s speech? Tell us in the comments!