It's been mere days since Donald Trump has been named the official Republican presidential nominee, and his campaign has already been ridden with more scandals than Kerry Washington would know what to do with.
On Wednesday, Trump's campaign admitted parts of Melania Trump's RNC speech had been plagiarized from Michelle Obama's 2008 address — and offered up employee Meredith McIver as the person to blame.
In her statement, McIver described herself as an "in-house staff writer at the Trump Organization" who worked with Melania on the speech.
Apparently, Miz Trump read out some passages from FLOTUS as inspiration, and the staff writer was so incompetent, she accidentally included them in the speech. (Sounds fishy to us — but hey, that's politics!)
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However, the confession may have actually caused a much bigger problem for team Trump, because both the letterhead and employee are from The Trump Organization — aka the candidate's personal business — and NOT the campaign!
Trump's campaign is allowed to use Trump Organization employees if they are paid by the campaign for that work, but McIver's statement — plus, the fact that she's a registered Democrat — strongly suggests that was never a campaign employee at all!!!
Though it does explain why the speech writer is such a big fan of Michelle Obama! LOLz!
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