Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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.