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Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:29 PM

Melania's speech writer identified

In-house staff writer Meredith McIver says she wrote the speech. Offered her resignation, but Trump declined it. He says she doesn't have to go. This is breaking news on CNN.

Some of the text from a statement McIver wrote addressing the plagiarism:

"Over the phone, she (Melania) 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."

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True Dough Jul 2016 OP
liberal N proud Jul 2016 #1
Iliyah Jul 2016 #2
lapfog_1 Jul 2016 #5
lapfog_1 Jul 2016 #3
L. Coyote Jul 2016 #4
patricia92243 Jul 2016 #6
drray23 Jul 2016 #7
DawgHouse Jul 2016 #8

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:32 PM

1. Link?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:32 PM

2. So Melania lied.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:35 PM

5. yes she did, but the MSM will forgive her for that

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:34 PM

3. But did she use a paperclip, a bit of string, and a spare can of gas

to MacGyver the RNC and blow up the convention?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:34 PM

4. Trump makes Meredith McIver the scapegoat for Melania's speech

Ben Jacobs Verified account ‏@Bencjacobs 3 minutes ago
Trump makes Meredith McIver the scapegoat for Melania's speech

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:35 PM

6. Wrote the speech or fell on her sword and took one for the team. She is not fired, she saved

face for Melania. I'll bet she quietly get a raise.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:38 PM

7. she is lying.

When she says she did not check speeches from other first lady. getting entire sentences word for word is not a coincidence. not ony that, it was the same logical progression for the argument.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 12:38 PM

8. This is most likely BS, IMO.

C'mon, wouldn't you fire a speech writer who did this? Since DJT didn't fire her, it looks like she's just taking the fall.

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