Next they're gonna say she improvised the entire thing…
You would think the biggest news to come out of the Republican National Convention would have at least something to do with politics, or social issues, or even the economy — but you'd be wrong.
No, in today's reality TV show that is the 2016 Presidential Election, the only thing people seem to care about from the RNC is potential First Lady Melania Trump's plagiarized version of a famous Michelle Obama speech.
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It's been two days since Donald Trump's wife delivered her now-infamous address in Cleveland, and we're FINALLY learning the truth about who really wrote the speech… or so we think.
That's because Trump campaign staff writer Meredith McIver claimed responsibility for the stolen words on Wednesday — despite the fact that speechwriters Matthew Scully and John McConnell were reportedly penning Melania's political presentation last month — and even offered her resignation!
Surprisingly, according to a public statement from Meredith, the former Celebrity Apprentice host decided to not use his catchphrase "You're Fired" on the family friend, saying:
"In working with Melanie Trump on her recent First Lady speech, we discussed many people who inspired her and messages we wanted to share with the American people. A person she has always liked in Michelle Obama. 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, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant.
Yesterday, I offered my resignation to Mr. Trump and the Trump family, but they rejected it. Mr. Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences."
Well, of course they didn't fire her… if she did in fact write the speech, Meredith effectively distracted EVERYONE from the fact that neither Trump came close to even touching upon any actual politics on Day One of the RNC.
It's almost as if the whole controversy was completely intentional…
Do U think someone should lose their job over the plagiarized speech??
[Image via Donald Trump/Instagram.]
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