Melania's Speechwriter Identified; Staying With Campaign

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jul 20, 2016 12:43 PM
Melania's Speechwriter Identified; Staying With Campaign

Melania Trump's speechwriter has been identified as in-house staffer Meredith McIver. McIver issued a statement claiming that she did not intend to plagiarize Michelle Obama's speech, and that the copied passages arose from suggestions from Melania that she did not double-check to the original source material.

McIver apologized for the "confusion and hysteria" brought on by the speech. She offered her resignation to Donald Trump and the Trump family, but they rejected it.

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump tweeted that Melania's speech "got more publicity than any in the history of politics."