Did Melania Trump Copy Michelle Obama's Convention Speech?
Trump Staffer Takes Responsibility For Plagiarism Controversy
After an eventful first day at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday, things ended on a controversial note. Soon after Melania Trump spoke, she was called out for copying First Lady Michelle Obama's speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Journalist Jarrett Hill tweeted an excerpt of the copied section, and side-by-side comparisons of the two speeches reveal several similar phrases. The controversy dominated headlines, and several theories about who wrote the speech surfaced. On Wednesday, an in-house staff writer named Meredith McIver released the below statement, claiming that it was her mistake:
Trump staffer Meredith McIver releases a statement on the Melania Trump plagiarism incident https://t.co/FRMczR5KFh pic.twitter.com/cDw53CL6gH— CNN (@CNN) July 20, 2016
Watch the video below to compare Melania Trump and Michelle Obama's speeches:
Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama tonight, and here's the video to prove it: pic.twitter.com/gCDeJL04zY
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) July 19, 2016