“Trump org. writer Meredith McIver wrote speech” plagiarized, admits mistake, apologizes

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12:00pm noon CT Wednesday 20 July 20156

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“Trump org. writer Meredith McIver wrote speech” plagiarized, admits mistake, apologizes.

From TIME…

Trump Staffer Takes Responsibility for Melania Trump’s Plagiarized Speech

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  • A staffer working for the Trump Organization has apologized and offered to resign over Melania Trump’s plagiarized Monday night speech at the Republican National Convention.
  • Meredith McIver, a writer for Trump, said in a letter Wednesday that Melania had read passages from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention Speech, telling McIver over the phone that “as a person,” she had always admired the First Lady. McIver said she wrote the passages down, and failed to check them against Obama’s prior speeches for potential plagiarism.
  • She offered her resignation Tuesday, though it was rejected by the Trump family. McIver said the GOP presidential nominee told her “people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences.”
  • “I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama,” McIver said in the letter. “No harm was meant.”

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5 thoughts on ““Trump org. writer Meredith McIver wrote speech” plagiarized, admits mistake, apologizes

  1. After two days of the campaign insisting “nothing happened”? Let’s see her give an interview. I’m tired of getting “punked” by these tools.

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  2. So Melania’s insisted she wrote the speech. Now it turns someone else did? Can we believe anything from this campaign? Just who’s in charge, anyway?

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  3. If only they had been honest about how it happened in the first place it might be a positive story and now being forgotten. I guessed part of it right. Melania admired Michelle and liked what she said at convention in August 2008. Saying so might have got Trump more votes from left than loss of votes from right. She wanted her speech to be like Michelle’s, but not word for word identical. The writer copied it, then forgot to modify it so it would mean the same but with different words so as not to be plagiarism. How the mistake got through so many people, and then the denials and lies, became worse than the original bad act itself. So mild became hot. NOW, this just in – 5pm CT Wed 20 July 2016: An adviser in Trump’s campaign has made a threat against Hillary Clinton and is being investigated by Secret Service.

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