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Donald Trump Staffer Takes Responsibility for Melania's Speech, Offers to Resign

Donald Trump Staffer Takes Responsibility for Melania's Speech, Offers to Resign

Donald Trump staffer Meredith McIver has taken responsibility for writing Melania‘s RNC speech, which has since been revealed to have striking similarities to Michelle Obama‘s 2008 DNC speech.

“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,” Meredith said in a note.

In the note, Meredith apologized and said she offered to resign. Donald rejected her resignation.

Read the whole note below.

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  • la petite bonnieux

    It was down right plagiarism

  • dalovelee

    As Trump said..the media is spending more time investigating this than Hillary’s crimes..in the meanwhile Melania looked stunning.

  • HG

    Omg arrest her arrest her RMFE!! Why don’t you worry about bigger things like a known liar and killer responsible for four lives who has her sex addict pervert husband walk a tarmac no one else would be allowed to get to lynch so his crooked wifey stays out of jail lmao.

  • HG

    Yes she did and it’s great they owned up to it , now I’m waiting for Obama and Biden to On my way! up to their similar speeches I’ve seen on video .

  • Casey C

    I love how many times the story changed. First there was no copying at all, Melania didn’t know about MO’s speech at all, it was 100% coincidence and just because of ‘similar’ backgroudns. then Melania wrote it herself, then it was that it was written by a team of writers with little/no input from MT, then it was that yeah there was copied elements but it totally wasn’t Melania’s fault despite the fact they state Melania read the sections out…I wonder a)if they just flipped a coin as to who would take the blame and b)how much of a bonus said person is getting to take the blame. spin spin spin

  • HG

    I don’t see any democrats own up to their copy speeches , Obama and Biden anyone? Goggle is your friend and lots of videos as well.

  • HG

    I don’t see any democrats own up to their copy speeches , Obama and Biden anyone? Goggle is your friend and lots of videos as well.

  • Naynay

    so ? like aren’t they working together on the same government ? like how you gon compare two coworkers having some similarities in their speeches and two opponents with almost a 10 year gap having a copy and pasted speech GTFOH

  • disqus_tu0VPi4B9Z

    People are not stupid! Is she the future first damme? She can’t write a speech for herself? And what kind of campaign personnel in Trump team! Oh, Meredith you did it! How much $$$ they offered you for take the responsibility? As I said, People are not stupid!

  • Casey C

    Google is also your friend. helps out with correct spellings and terms. I never said the Democrats didn’t, but they weren’t so blatant, nor so bad at the spin afterwards. Trump camp could have stuck to one story and waited it out, but they kept churning out a different story every few hours keeping the story fresh in the press. Did that make sure Trump dominated the news cycle, sure, A+ for keeping Trump in the headlines, but did it also make them looking like they couldn’t decide on how to play it out and seem incompetent? yeah.

  • Rose Ryan

    People frequently use quotes or similar phrases from famous and non famous people. What I think is Comedy FUCKING Gold, is that she chose Michelle Obama, A DEMOCRAT to copy. Weren’t there any Republican women to admire and emulate? I also think that there was a LOT lifted from Michelle’s speech, not just a line or two.
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    This wouldn’t be such a mess if Trump had admitted outright instead of a series of lies. Throwing stones at other people doesn’t negate the fact that they lied, multiple times, and now they have their scapegoat. His wife KNEW she was lifting Michelle’s speech. Own it and be done with it. Don’t wait until you’re forced to do something because of negative press. That goes for everyone.

  • Rose Ryan

    People frequently use quotes or similar phrases from famous and non famous people. What I think is Comedy FUCKING Gold, is that she chose Michelle Obama, A DEMOCRAT to copy. Weren’t there any Republican women to admire and emulate? I also think that there was a LOT lifted from Michelle’s speech, not just a line or two.
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    This wouldn’t be such a mess if Trump had admitted outright instead of a series of lies. Throwing stones at other people doesn’t negate the fact that they lied, multiple times, and now they have their scapegoat. His wife KNEW she was lifting Michelle’s speech. Own it and be done with it. Don’t wait until you’re forced to do something because of negative press. That goes for everyone.

  • Nicole

    But they said his wife had wrote most of that speech. Now more different stories.See the lies they all tell.

  • la petite bonnieux

    get the entire FACTS STRAIGHT until then please kindly shut up

  • Juicy Lucy

    There’s alot of speculation that “Meredith McIver” doesn’t exist. What’s possibly going on is
    Trump devised a plan to have a “speech writer” take the blame so the heat would come off his wife. The “writer” would offer to resign only to have Trump not fire her. America swallows that crap and everyone wins. This guy can’t be our President. Time for this nightmare to end.

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  • Camille Buccero

    I truly think they set her up to take the fall. Did Trump fire her? You know if she really did it , he would> Can’t believe one word they say!

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