Trump Organization Employee Takes Blame for Plagiarism

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Today, a statement was released by Meredith McIver, an in-house staff writer at the Trump Organization pertaining to Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention, which has been under a lot of scrutiny after it was revealed that parts of it plagiarized none other than Michelle Obama’s 2008 Convention speech.

In it, she takes responsibility for the plagiarized speech and apologized for the “confusion and hysteria” she has caused.

“In working with Melania Trump on her recent First Lady speech, we discussed many people who inspired her and messages she wanted to share with the American people,” she wrote.

“A person she has always liked is Michelle Obama. 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. 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.”

McIver described herself as a “longtime friend and admirer” of the Trump family in her letter and in fact, she has been a member of the Trump Organization since 2001, according to her biography on Speakerpedia. She additionally co-authored several books with Trump, including “Trump: How to Get Rich,” among up to five others.

It seems her good rapport with the Trumps paid off in the end, seeing as she mentions in her statement that Donald Trump rejected her resignation, telling her that people make “innocent mistakes” that we learn and grow from.

She ends it by writing, “I personally admire the way Mr. Trump has handled this situation and I am grateful for his understanding.”

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