After days of mainstream media hysteria over alleged plagiarism accusations hurled at Melania Trump, a friend who helped write the speech as come forward with an open letter.
Melania’s speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) apparently borrowed similar lines from First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech, a mistake that her friend Meredith McIver is now fessing up to.
Read the full statement from McIver here on the controversy:
Statement on Melania Trump speech pic.twitter.com/0iWIaFFjZW
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) July 20, 2016
McIver said she worked with Melania to write the speech, taking inspiration from Michelle Obama’s speech, but did not specifically check the finished draft to make sure lines were not exactly the same.
Though she says she tried to resign over the controversy, the Trump’s have refused to let her do so, as Donald Trump apparently told her that “people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences.”
McIver said she apologized for the “confusion and hysteria” the controversy has caused the Trump campaign and said she admired the way Trump has handled the media scrutiny over the issue, saying “I am grateful for his understanding.”
Sign up for our morning news blast HERE
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Former Somali Muslim refugee defeats longtime Minnesota state representative - August 13, 2016
- Clinton Foundation donors page is now blocked: ‘This is a weird thing’ - August 13, 2016
- Trump announced his big move on the campaign trail in order to win election: ‘It’s set up, we have to do it’ - August 13, 2016
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.