Someone has finally fallen on the sword and taken responsibility for Melania Trump’s plagiarized RNC speech.
We can all blame Meredith McIver for lifting two passages from Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech and incorporating them into Mrs. Trump’s speech — aka, “the mistake” as McIver refers to it. In a bizarre statement released on the Trump website Wednesday afternoon, Meredith, a longtime employee of the Trump Organization, claims:
“Over the phone, [Mrs. Trump] 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.”
Oh, but get this, if you think this little snafu would cost McIver her job, then think again.
“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 we learn and grow from these experiences.”
You can read the full statement below. Are you
buying this bullish!t any of this?