Politics – Melania Trump plagiarizes Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech


On the opening night of the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump gave a speech that had a remarkable resemblance to a speech given by Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. While the speech wasn’t completely verbatim, it did have similar wording, construction and themes. Tuesday morning, Donald Trump’s senior communications adviser Jason Miller issued a statement. “In writing her beautiful speech, Melania’s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking,” Miller said. “Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through in her speech, which made it such success.” On Wednesday, Meredith McIver, a speechwriter working for Trump’s company came forward as the person responsible for Melania’s plagiarized speech and offered her resignation. However, Donald and Melania Trump did not accept her resignation. “She made a mistake … we all make mistakes,” Donald Trump told ABC News.


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