Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Donald Trump Rejects Melania Speech Writer's Resignation | Zero Hedge

Following calls yesterday for the Trump campaign to "fire somebody," over the Melania-speech-plagiarism debacle, Meredith McIver - the Trump staff-writer responsible for the 'passages' from Michelle Obama's speech - has offered her resignation... but Donald Trump rejected it as an "innocent mistake.". McIver's statement notes "no harm was meant" to Michelle Obama.


I don't quite get why just reading a speech your speech writer has written isn't plagiarism. Still, I guess having a speech writer is like having a food taster -- a buffer between you and the possibly innocent poison.

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Banalities and platitudes make up the language allegedly lifted. If you're going to steal something, steal something worthwhile.

Posted by: Greg | Jul 20, 2016 10:47:14 AM

Trump the Mercifu, Respecter of Women.

Posted by: MikeCLT | Jul 20, 2016 2:42:33 PM

I'm not inclined to give tuppence about plagiarism of some hackneyed uplifting tosh that was probably originally plagiarised from some demagogue in ancient Athens.

Posted by: dearieme | Jul 20, 2016 3:34:00 PM